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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Potato Kugel (Basic)

Paula's next recipe from a Jewish restaurant which was located at 69 Salem Street, Boston Massachusetts circa 1895 is Potato Kugel. Unfortunately for Paula she is now treading where the women in my synagogue dare not tread and that is in Teddy's Kitchen!

When it comes to Cholent and Kugel - forget it Insane Cook though you are. I got you beat hands down! But because Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen is for everyone, and because I just happen to think this Potato Kugel is not bad here ya go people. And it is great for Hanukkah.

Potato Kugel


  1. 2 lbs Potatoes
  2. 1 Onion
  3. 5 Tablespoons Chicken Fat
  4. ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  5. 3 Eggs
  6. 1 Teaspoon Salt
  7. ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  8. Lots and Lots and Lots of SOUL
  1. Grate or Shred potatoes.
  2. Discard excess water.
  3. Grate onion into potatoes.
  4. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  5. Put 2 Teaspoons chicken fat into mixture.
  6. Heat skillet with 3 Tablespoons chicken fat and pour mixture into pan.
  7. Pour mixture into skillet and bake for 45 minutes on 400 degree oven
  8. If the kugel is browned on the bottom and top seems not done, place in the broiler for a few minutes until top browns

Now let me make this clear! Potato Kugel must be made with a great deal of "soul". That is the most important ingredient. (Cholent takes even more "soul"! Put your whole Neshamah into it. Nurture it. Watch it. And I promise you everyone who eats your Potato Kugel will say it is a taste of the Garden In Eden. (Three for difficulty cause you need all YOUR SOUL! (and it will not hurt to follow the exact directions either!)

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Paula and Elwood's Poetic Palace said...

Ok as insane as I am, I shall concede to you on this dish ONLY. However I think it would only be fair if you were to make this and send some for a taste test before I can let you have this one hands down.

I would not dare tread in Teddy's kitchen. I spend way too much time in my own.