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Potato Kugel

Traditional Jewish dish. Peel 6 medium (or 4 large) potatoes, put them through a food processor, add one egg, salt, and pepper, mix well, and bake in a deep dish in the oven, till golden crust forms on top (20 minutes or so). If you don\'t have a food processor you can grate the potatoes manually, but that takes time and effort. You can make a few batches of these, keep them in the fridge, and heat up a slice when you need it. I use silicone loaf pans: they work for both oven and microwave, are easy to handle, and what you\'re baking in them comes out in a convenient shape, easy to store and to slice. Much better than big round ones.

Latkes (potato pancakes) are done the same way, except instead of baking your mixture in a deep dish, you fry globs of it on a pan; serve with sour cream.

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