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Potato Kugel

While I didn't grow up eating noodle kugel, potato kugel was always a staple at our house. My mother once said that if she could eat one thing every day, she would gladly eat potato kugel. I don't disagree. A hearty mix of potatoes, onion, and eggs, folded with some flour, makes for a substantive and filling meal.

As a Russian, and liking all things potato related (vodka, anyone?), I like to have both latkes and potato kugel at my Hannukah meal. In my mind, there can never be too many potato dishes. This recipe is pretty identical to what we make at home, except I decided to add a little bit of baking powder to give my kugel a little bit of a rise. I was glad I did—the kugel tasted light and airy. Perfect!

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