Swiss Potato Kugel
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
I have been making this recipe since finding it in the TOH magazine. My family really enjoys it. I follow the recipe as written but use fat free half and half and you can not tell the difference. Great side dish!
I prepared this recipe 10/8/13 & I adjusted it to suit my tastes! I used 3 Russet baking potatoes, peeled and shredded,1 cup chopped onion, 2 Tbsp. OLIVE OIL instead of the butter & I used 2 cups of a Mac & Cheese blend instead of just Swiss cheese! I didn't cook the potatoes as I didn't want them to be mushy! I just sauteed the onion in the oil until tender, then removed from the heat.I transferred the potatoes and sauteed onion to a large mixing bowl. I did combine the cheese blend, the salt and pepper which amounts I kept the same & the amount of flour which I kept the same, using Gold Medal Flour. I did use half and half cream and the 3 eggs which I beat with an egg beater! I baked this kugel 1 hour in order for it to really get browned and bubbly! It was really delicious and my Mom & I really enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing this recipe! It's DEFINITELY a keeper for me! DELowenstein p.s. I used 1 10" greased Corningware baking dish and the kugel fit in this dish perfectly! I kept the oven tempt. at 350o F. I also allowed the kugel to sit at least 20 minutes before I cut it in order for the kugel to firm up!
I made this Kugel and after baking for 40 minutes the potatoes where not soft. I would suggest 50 minutes or more. Cutting a piece to check might be the answer, but spoils the lovely looking presentation.
This was great! I did use Pepper Jack cheese instead of Swiss and I used all 2% milk instead of the 1/2 & 1/2. I also had to cook it for 50 minutes at 350 and then 12 minutes at 375 to get it bubbly and browning. (Only temperatures higher than 350 cause sugars to caramelize, thus yielding browning.)I'm sure that it could make 9 servings if you really stretched it, but my husband, 2-year-old, and myself ate the whole thing...
Susan you could substitute all milk, but it won't be as creamy. Perhaps use 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of half & half or fat free half & half if you're looking to cut back on calories.
Can I use milk instead of half and half?Susan
Definitely one of my most requested recipes. I love this recipe and turn to it very often.