It is so wonderful to have Davida back from Israel. The house is a more joyful abode and Davida and her friends fill our house with laughter, music and good food. No matter how chaotic things are, Davida seems to have just the right lighthearted joke and is always willing and able to prepare delicious food for all.
Whatever Davida prepares is not only delicious, but perfectly executed, as well. Her challahs are beautifully braided, her salads are impeccably tossed and her food just begs to be enjoyed.
When we visited Israel for Pesach (Passover), Davida prepared this delicious kugel for us. This past winter, Davida first tried this recipe when she prepared a Shabbos in Jerusalem for Michelle, Scotty and their gluten-free guests.
The original recipe is from Susie Fischbein’s Pesach cookbook. Davida tweaked and simplified it just a bit. It contains a small amount of sugar and when I scoffed at that, Davida admitted that she tried it without the sugar and it just wasn’t the same.
This past Shabbos, Davida prepared this potato kugel again and it was another winner.
Welcome home, Davida!
1⁄2 cup oil
8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons sugar
5 large eggs
Preheat oven to 425°F degrees.
Using the metal s-blade of the food processor, shred the onions and then place in a large mixing bowl. I like to use the stainless steel mixing bowl of my Kitchen Aid mixer, since it is a large, sturdy bowl with a handle for pouring,
Using the metal s-blade of the food processor, shred the peeled potato chunks until almost smooth. Add the potatoes to the mixing bowl
Add the salt, pepper, and sugar to the potato-onion mixture and then add the eggs. Stir until completely combined.
Coat each pyrex pie plate with 1/4 cup of oil and place in preheated oven. When the oil sizzles, carefully remove each pyrex pie plate from oven and spoon some of the sizzling oil into the waiting potato mixture to add fluffiness to the kugel. Incorporate the sizzling oil into the mixture until well combined. Pour the mixture into the 2 pyrex pie plates and bake uncovered for one hour.
Enjoy this delicious kugel with music and laughter!
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