So, you’ve got a pan of latkes hanging out in the fridge from this past week’s festivities. Shabbat is coming and you’re getting ready to cook up a storm. Guess what? That lonely pan of latkes can be repurposed into POTATO KUGEL! It’s actually pretty simple. It’s not the exact same texture and flavor as if you were making it from scratch, but it’s delicious and works very well. Here’s how we did it:
Shabbat Chanukah Potato Kugel Hack
10 medium-large (grated) potato latkes
1 and 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a food processor fitted with the “S” blade, process the latkes for a few seconds until no large pieces remain.
3. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and add in the remaining ingredients. I say season with salt and pepper to taste, because everyone’s latkes have a different amount of salt in them.
4. Pour the mixture into a 9×13 and bake for approximately an hour, until the top is deliciously golden brown. Slice and serve!
Note: Only latkes prepared with parve or meat equipment can be repurposed for a meat meal.
Chanukah Sameach and Shabbat Shalom!