Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
My perfect recipe that I perfected after much trial and error. Makes less than the typical 9x13" kugel, so it's perfect for smaller families. It will serve 8 if you cut it into medium slices, or less if people are going to have more than one piece...which they are very likely to want! I bake it for Shabbos for my husband, daughter, and myself, and we divide it for 2 meals, plus a little bit extra to "sample" before Shabbos. Makes a tasty kugel that is soft on the inside with a nice dark crispy crust on the outside. Use a food processor for best results. Very easy.
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (use more if potatoes are large)
- 1 pinch white pepper
- 3 medium idaho potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup cooking oil
- nonstick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 500 F, 475 if using a.
- Crack eggs into small bowl and mix well with salt and white pepper. Pour into food processor bowl.
- Pour oil into a 9" round baking pan (disposable is fine). Place pan in oven.
- Working very quickly to prevent potatoes from browning (and oil from burning), peel, wash, and grate potatoes on high speed using a grating blade, not a shredding, pureeing, or blending blade. (This is typically a blade that has both very tiny and larger holes in it and makes the potatoes into a "mush" that is not smooth but has very tiny bits of potato, though not big lumps or long stringy shreds.).
- Remove pan with oil from oven, and pour oil into potato mixture. Mix well with rubber scaper to scrape down sides of bowl.
- Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray, pour in batter, and bake for 45-60 min or until top is dark and crusty with a deep brown color.
- Note: For a really white kugel, I recommend you refrigerate the potatoes for several hours or overnight. The colder they are, the longer it takes for them to turn brown, which would give your kugel a darker color. I put the potatoes in the fridge as soon as I buy them, and if I don't take them out until every other step is done and I'm ready to peel and grate them immediately, I get a lovely-looking kugel that is almost snow white!
Made this kugel as directed but added 1/2 an onion because I didn't think it would have enough flavor. The taste was good but it was still very soft on the inside even though the outside was crispy and brown.