Who doesn’t like kugel? Especially a savory kugel with baked potatoes. For those who might not know, kugel can be compared to a baked “pudding” that is usually prepared with noodles or potatoes. This potato kugel recipe from our chefs at the Jewish Community Housing Corporation is so good, that we just can’t keep it to ourselves! If you decide to try it out, leave a comment and let us know how it turns out!
Potato Kugel Ingredients:
- Potatoes (approx. 5 lbs peeled and shredded)
- Yellow onion (1)
- Shallots (4)
- Potato starch (? cup)
- Vegetable oil (1 cup)
- Large eggs (5)
- Egg yolks (2)
- Olive oil (½ cup)
- Kosher salt (1 tbsp)
- Black pepper (½ tsp)
- Nutmeg (pinch)
- Boiling water (1 cup)
- Optional: chives to garnish
Potato Kugel Instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. While the oven is heating, pour vegetable oil in a mid sized pan and heat until the oil is shimmering.
- Add your shallots to the pan and cook over high heat until they are golden brown and crisp. Then, transfer the shallots to a plate using a slotted spoon. Save the shallot oil for later.
- After peeling and shredding the potatoes, squeeze out as much liquid as possible and transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Then, add the chopped yellow onion, potato starch, salt, pepper and nutmeg and stir well.
- Next, stir in the whole eggs, egg yolks, olive oil and boiling water, followed by the sauteed shallots from earlier.
- Pour your potato kugel mixture into two 8 by 11 cast-iron baking dishes. Important note: Before pouring the mixture in, heat the two baking dishes and add 2 tablespoons of the shallot oil you saved earlier.
- Let the kugels bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, lower the heat to 375 degrees and bake the kugels for 40 minutes longer. The kugel should appear golden brown and crisp on the sides.
- Preheat the boiler and broil the kugels as close to the heat as possible, until they are golden brown and crisp on top.
- Let the potato kugels cool for 20 minutes before slicing into squares, adding chopped chives on top and enjoying!
Seniors dine in style in Morris County, NJ
The culinary trained chefs at Lester Senior Living in NJ love to try out new recipes for our assisted living and independent living residents. Our residents have the option to eat in the dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner if they’d like. Not to mention, the majority of our chef’s recipes can be modified to adhere to dietary restrictions and kosher needs. For more information about senior dining options in Morris County, NJ, please give us a call today. You could also visit our website to learn more about what independent living looks like at Lester Senior Living: https://jchcorp.org/independent-living-new-jersey/