*The first time I made this recipe, I used a mix of potatoes and sweet potatoes, and a small Daikon radish. I liked it so much that I put it in the recipe instructions! You can of course use all regular potatoes to keep this more of a traditional potato kugel. Or, you can mix it up even more and experiment with other root veggies. The second time I used this recipe, I used 1/3 sweet potato, 1/3 parsnip, and 1/3 Watermelon radish, which was also, very tasty.
**If you have a Vitamix, you can whip up this recipe VERY FAST ( I did it in about 12 minutes before a meeting). First, cut your washed sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and grate them in your Vitamix in two groups (with too many potatoes in there, they don't all get grated), remove the the first group of grated potatoes before adding the second. For the regular potatoes, I grated them quickly by hand because I worried they would move too quickly beyond grated and become mush in the Vitamix--that is your call to make. Place all your grated veggies in a bowl, then use your dirty Vitamix to whisk your eggs. THIS WAS MY FAVORITE PART. Add your eggs, spices, onion, and garlic to the Vitamix and blend until frothy. I blended the garlic and onion because I didn't have time to chop them, and I really liked the results in the final dish. You can, however, choose to chop/grate those ingredients and add them to the bowl separately.
This recipe was adapted from the New York Time's Cooking Potato Kugel and Our Jewish Kitchen Mini Potato Kugels.
Photo credits: "potato kugel" by telepathicparanoia is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0