Every week on Thursday my husband and have a very special kind of date night, we cook together. This is the only night of the week that we have a chance to actually have a conversation about us. This is perfect for our schedule because on Thursday night we prepare all of our food for Shabbas. Why don’t we just cook on Shabbas or order a pizza? The reason why we don’t cook on Shabbos is because G-d created the world in six days and on the seventh day he rested. In Exodus 20:11, after Fourth Commandment is first instituted, G-d explains, “because for six days, the L-rd made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and on the seventh day, he rested; therefore, the L-rd blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it.” That is why we make all of our food in advance and in order to prevent the last minute rush on Friday afternoon, this is our Thursday night activity.
Tonight we are going to try out a recipe I found at tastebook.com for Bobby’s Famous Potato Kugel. I think the people from Idaho Potato would really like this recipe because it requires a 5 lb. bag of Idaho Potatoes (see complete recipe below). Even if you don’t keep Shabbos, this is a great food item to make a lot of and save the rest in the freezer, it goes great with everything. I love to mix my food all together, especially brisket and potato kugel. Do you have a potato kugel recipe that requires more potatoes?
Bobby’s Famous Potato Kugel
This recipe is for a full 5 lb. bag of Idaho Potatoes (good for about 15 minutes on a Friday afternoon) 5 Lb. bag of Idaho Potatoes 5 Eggs Oil (about ⅛ of a cup) Salt Garlic Powder Onion Powder Black Pepper Flour (a dash) ¼ Cup Hot water Peel Potatoes and let sit in water (enough to cover the top of the potatoes) in the fridge over night. You will need one large hand grater. Preheat the oven to 3 Heat the oil in the oven, and while the oil is heating up, start grating the potatoes. Once the potatoes are finished, test the oil if it’s hot enough (a drop of potato or water to see if it sizzles). If it’s hot, pour all the oil into the grated potatoes. Next, add the flour and Hot water, and mix. Then add the Salt, Garlic powder, Onion powder, and Pepper to taste. (If you want, instead of onion powder, you can grate a medium sized whole onion instead). Be cautious of how much salt you put in, or mommy will say: “Someone’s in love!!!!” Once, this is done, crack 5 eggs, and mix in, and mix until completely mixed in (about a minute of good mixing) Pour the mixture into the heated up bowl, and place in the oven for about 1.5-2 hours (until the top is browned)