My kids ADORE Hash Browns, so I thought I’d treat them to a Traditional Jewish Dish “Potato Kugel”, which is really like a giant Hash Brown which is cooked in the oven. In fact, on seeing the finished dish, Mr 4 decided it was a Hash Brown Cake – so this recipe has two names. Whatever you’d like to call it – the resulting dish is wholesome, comforting and best of all – really easy to prepare.
I adapted a Potato Kugel recipe from this wonderful Jewish Cook Book that I regularly refer to for inspiration and for advice on cooking Traditional Jewish Food:
You can really be creative with this Kugel recipe and add in your family’s favorite vegetables – carrot would be delicious! I kept it fairly simple for our family though, because of everyone’s tastes.
I served the Hash Brown Cake to the boys in little Bento inspired meals, along with some cheese stars, apples, corn and some cute little animal food picks. They loved it!
Hash Brown Cake (Potato Kugel)
Adapted from Jewish Cooking – Marlena Spieler
1 Kg (2.2 pounds) Potatoes
1/3 Cup Flour (or you could use gluten free flour or matzo meal)
1 Egg, beaten
50g butter, melted
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and get out a large baking dish.
2. Peel and grate the potatoes into a large bowl.
3. Peel and grate the onion over the grated potatoes then stir together.
4. Add the flour, salt, egg and butter to the bowl of potatoes and onions and mix until well combined.
5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden.
Serves 6 as a side dish
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