Potato Kugel for a Crowd

Peel 8 pounds of russet potatoes and keep under water until you are ready to use them. You can peel them the night before with no ill effect.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and quarter 4 large onions. Place onions, 2 at a time in of the food processor or leave running until it’s a fine puree. Repeat with other onions. Using fine shredding disc (I did mine with the KitchenAid mixer attachment), process all the potatoes into a strainer sitting in a large mixing bowl. Press the potatoes with your hands to release any extra water; dump the potato water into a small bowl and reserve.

Beat 10 eggs in the same large mixing bowl. Add in potatoes, pureed onions, 2 TBL vegetable oil, 2 TBL kosher or sea salt, freshly ground black pepper (1+ TBL) and about a cup of matzo meal. Carefully pour off the water from the small bowl and recover the potato starch from the bottom: add that to the mixture as well. Mix thoroughly.

Place in large oiled baking dish (low, flat: I have a large oval dish that’s a bit bigger than 13×9 inches) and bake until golden on top. It will cook 60 minutes.

2 thoughts on “Potato Kugel for a Crowd”

  1. Why do you not put how many it serves.
    I am cooking for 200 and need serving size-
    ½ cup or 4 oz per person-example. How
    many will your recipe serve if the portion
    Is ½ cup or 4 oz? I can not
    know how much to buy without the portion
    info. Thank you.

  2. Shelly, I’m sorry but it’s kind of hard to guess. My family has good appetites, so this might serve 8-12 people, but for a lot of people this could be cut into 24 pieces and everyone would be satisfied with just one piece.

    If you made mashed potatoes from 8 pounds of potatoes how many people would expect to serve, at your house. That’s the best way I’d suggest for guessing the number of services.

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