Potato Kugel

Potato Kugel

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This comes from Byelorussia, a province in western Russia that had a large prewar Jewish population. Potato kugel is a rich, hearty savory pudding–almost a meal in itself.
Servings: 8
Calories: 222


  • 6 large potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3 onions chopped
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons fine matzo meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of grated nutmeg


  • Boil the potatoes in water to cover until they are cooked, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash them.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  • Melt the margarine in a skillet and saute the onions until they are transparent, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the onions and fat over the potatoes and mix well.
  • Mix in the spices. Put the mixture into the baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Calories: 222 kcal
Carbohydrates: 35 g
Protein: 6 g
Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 41 mg
Sodium: 292 mg
Potassium: 757 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 3 g
Vitamin A: 318 IU
Vitamin C: 35 mg
Calcium: 67 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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