The Real Deal Potato Kugel

The Real DealPotato Kugel

The Real Deal
Potato Kugel

Yes, this is the real deal, a traditional potato kugel that is easy and will impress even your future mother-in-law!


4 large baking potatoes, peeled and cubed (Idaho or Russet)

1 small onion, grated by hand, save the juice

1/3 cup matzoh meal

½ tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. garlic powder

2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute

4 Tbls. olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In food processor with blade attachment, process potatoes until a coarse consistency; transfer to a colander placed over a bowl to drain potato starch. Discard starch and rinse bowl.
  3. Add potato back into the bowl along with grated onion and its juice. Add rest of ingredients: matzoh meal, salt, garlic powder, eggs and 3 Tbls. of olive oil; mix well.
  4. Place potato mixture in a well-greased 8×11 disposable aluminum pan, 9×9 or 8×8 glass square pan. Pour 1 Tbls. olive oil over top of kugel and spread with a spoon. Bake for 45 minutes and then turn up oven to 400°F for last 15 minutes of baking. Should be golden brown and crispy.


This kugel freezes well. I cut it up into squares and put it in a zipper storage bag in the freezer; then I just take out and use what I need.


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