This recipe accompanies a story on local chefs’ favorite Rosh Hashana recipes: The Best Thing They Ever Ate (for Rosh Hashana).
- 3/4 cup olive oil, divided
- 3 whole eggs
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
- 6 large Idaho potatoes
- 1 large onion, quartered
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Liberally oil six (6-ounce) Pyrex glass dessert dishes or custard cups. Place custard cups on a sturdy sheet pan or cookie sheet.
- Place the pan of cups in the oven to heat.
- Place eggs in a small bowl and beat. Add salt and pepper, mix well and set aside.
- Fill a large bowl with cold water and, as you peel potatoes, place them in the cold water to prevent browning.
- Heat remainder of oil in a small saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat.
- Cut potatoes lengthwise into halves or quarters so they fit into food processor feed tube. Process potatoes and onions using the blade that creates thin, shoestring-like strips.
- Transfer potatoes and onions to a large bowl, add egg mixture and heated oil from stovetop, mix very well. Remove any large pieces of potatoes or onions that weren’t processed properly.
- Remove heated cups from the oven and carefully spoon potato mixture evenly into hot, oiled cups.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 1 hour, or until the tops look crunchy and sides look golden and browned. Loosen edges with a knife, unmold and serve on a platter.
- Note: To make this as a potato kugel pie, bake in a 9-inch round glass baking dish for about 1 hour or longer, depending on desired crunchiness.