Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mini Potato Kugel Cups

mini potato kugel gluten free

Who wouldn't love these adorable mini potato kugels? Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these individual kugels make a delicious side dish for any meal and especially a holiday meal.

They are easy to make and a traditional Eastern European delicacy! Get out your muffin trays and you are on your way. Grated potatoes with onion, eggs ,oil and spices are absolutely fabulous when baked in the oven at a high temperature. 

With just a few simple ingredients , you have a side dish fit for a your holiday table. If you prefer to make the recipe in a 9 inch pie pan instead of a cup cake tin , that works just as well .

I taste tested the finished product on my family members, and there were no complaints!.

The Jewish New Year is in a week and half, and I will  be making this recipe again for a larger crowd! We celebrate for 2 days and get together for family dinners. It is more a religious holiday than the traditional secular New Year.

I may make this recipe with variations. I can use white potatoes, sweet potatoes, or grated zucchini for variety. When I make it for company, I will probably make some sweet potato versions or I'll make a batch of each kind!

Which ever way I choose,  I know it will be a welcome treat for everyone.
Don't eat eggs? Scroll to the end of the page for a Vegan recipe

Author: Judee Algazi @ Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time:  1 hour


Recipe #1
3 large eggs, beaten
6 large Idaho potatoes, grated with a food processor or a spiralizer or you can use red skin potatoes
1/2  cup oil
1 large onion, grated
Salt and cracked pepper to taste
optional: 1 cup shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
This is important: Grease a muffin tin generously and put it in the hot oven until ready to use***

Recipe #1 After grating the potatoes, squeeze out the liquid. Mix the potatoes, eggs, oil, onion and spices in a large mixing bowl. Divide the batter between the 12 heated and oiled muffin cups. If there is left over batter, divide it into ramekins ( I used two ramekins plus the muffin tin). Bake  1 hour until crispy on the outside and bottom.

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bowl of grated potatoes
I grated by hand , but its faster with the food processor

Don't forget to grease the muffins tins first!

mini potato kugels
Make sure they are crispy on the outside and the bottom before taking them out of the oven. 

mini potato kugels

The sweet potato and apple were so good, I might have to take more pics and give it it's own post. In the meantime- here is the recipe.

Recipe #2- Sweet potato and apple recipe
 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated ( I used my spiralizer)
 2  apples, peeled and grated ( I used my spiralizer
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla
1/2 cup coconut crystals ( or sweetner of choice)
3 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons coconut oil or olive oil

#2 Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Spoon into a greased muffin tin. Bake until crispy on the outside and the bottom about 50 minutes - 1 hour. or cook in a 9 inch pie pan.

The sweet potato and apple recipe is my husband's favorite. He says it's moist and sweet and delicious. It's perfect to welcome in a sweet New Year in the tradition of this Jewish holiday!

grated sweet potato in a cup
I spiralized the sweet potato instead of grating it. If you don't have a spiralizer , you gotta get one. So fun
You can check out the spiralizers on Amazon:  Joyce Chen 51-0662, Saladacco Spiral Slicer, White

I searched for a recipe from The Complete American-Jewish Cookbook , an old black and white cookbook with a copyright of 1952. The old cookbook belonged to my mother and had almost 600 pages. I got the idea for making muffin tin cups and then  used the recipe from Jamie Geller at Joy of Kosher, Susie Fishbein has a similar recipe,. 

Don't Eat Eggs? Here is a VEGAN Mini Kugel Recipe

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  1. They surely look very delicious and comforting!

    1. They are delicious and very traditional. You are probably right that they are comforting too.

  2. Wow! These looks good, simple and easy to make! I just have to try them.

  3. ooh nice and easy AND tasty! definitely pinning this to try later!

  4. Hi Judee,
    These Mini Potato Kugel Cups are great for party appetizers! My book club members would love this! Thank you for sharing this healthy and delicious dish at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

  5. I've never had kugel. But I certainly like potatoes. Mini foods are always fun!
    Thanks for linking up!

    1. OMG! You never had kugel??? Michelle, try these and you are in for a potato treat!

  6. Hi Judee,
    I would just love your Mini Potato Kugel cups, they look awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen,
      Aren't they cute and boy are they ever delicious..

  7. Delicious I love this bite sized potato kugel cups. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  8. I've never tried these...but you're making me want to :)) Looks delish!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week! You are very much appreciated! Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8pm CST.

    Have a great week!!

    1. These are a lighter version of the regular potato kugel as there is not as much oil..

  9. I love food in mini proportions and these Mini Potato Kugel Cups look scrumptious. Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

    1. The mini portions are perfect and they crisp up great too

  10. These are too cute! Thanks for linking up with Show Stopper Saturday!


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