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Old Fashioned Potato Kugel Recipe
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Old Fashioned Potato Kugel

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"I got this recipe from a British grandmother. It is hands-down the best potato kugel my family (and most of my guests) ever tasted. It's fabulous served hot with sour cream. It's also incredible put in a cholent overnight."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  2. Combine the potatoes and onions in a large bowl. Mix in the eggs, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown and crisp, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 26, 2009

Hi - I'm the recipe submitter. I just noticed that a reviewer says you should squeeze out the moisture from the potatoes and onions. While most potatoes kugels include this step, one of this recipe's secrets is that you keep the moisture in - it makes for an exceptionally moist kugel. So leave it all in, even it the mixture looks watery.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2014

Good, but a little bland for my taste.

Mar 31, 2010

It can't get much easier than this, and delicious too! Shredded onions, then potatoes in processor with fine shredder. Changed to the blade, added everything else, a few pulses and WAH-LAH it was done. I did however bake it in an oiled 9x13 that was heated first, before putting the mixture in a 400 deg. oven for 1 hour. Tasted it as soon as it came out of the oven & it was TDF, with a very crispy brown top and a creamy inside. Had to go to another room before I would eat it all. Thanks so much for sharing.

Mar 30, 2010

This is great! I made this for Passover and substituted some celery root so it was about 50/50 with the potatoes. It helps cut down the glycemic index and also adds vitamin K, not to mention some great flavor. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a tee and it was a hit!

Apr 23, 2011

My mother-in-law made the best potato kugel I ever ate. She would NOT share her recipe with anyone. My husband and sons loved it, and I tried over the years to duplicate it without success. This recipe comes closest. One trick she had that I do know is to broil the kugel for 5 to 7 minutes before baking. I broil it with the plan close to the broiler element, then lower the heat and move the pan down to the middle rack. Give a beautiful top and bottom crust with a creamy inside.

Aug 21, 2011

My old family recipe agrees with the submitter's version, don't drain the liquid because it adds so much flavor and the additional potato starch makes a real difference. I made one kugel exactly per the recipe and a second with the addition of one third cup of matzo meal, both were excellent wit the second being a tad drier. The drier version worked well with brisket and the creamier version was perfect on its own. Thanks for a great trip down memory lane. Bravo!

Apr 22, 2011

In order to keep the potatoes white, alternate potatoes and onion when shredding in the food processor. It does the trick! Mine came out creamy colored and delicious.

Jul 01, 2013

I used this recipe as a base for a kugel that was so easy to prepare & came out excellent. In the REFRIGERATED section of the supermarket I bought 2 bags of Crystal Farms Simply Potatoes, Shredded Hash Browns (no excess water, no excess work). Used a very large Spanish Onion and I used peanut oil in lieu of vegetable oil. Because a 9x13 pan would have made too much for just me and my husband, I used 2 disposable alumiminum 9" round pans greased very well with the p. oil. One for now & one for later. Grated onion in food processor then added eggs (beaten)oil, salt, pepper and one bag of potatoes. Pulsed 'till mixed NOT OVERMIXED. Transfered to a large bowl & added 2nd bag of potatoes as is, mixed by hand until all ingredients incorporated. Divided in the two pans.Fluffed top with a fork so shredded potatoes could crisp up. Placed on cookie sheet. Placed in preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes, then lowered to 350 for 1 hour until nicely browned and crisp on top. May need additional 20-30 minutes depending on your oven. My husband couldn't wait to eat it because it smelled fabulous while baking. He ate it hot out of the oven. Tasted better to me when cooled. Crisp on top and softer in the middle. REALLY DELICIOUS and so very easy to prepare. I have no alternative to suggest if you can't find the refrigerated shredded potatoes except to do it from scratch.


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  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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