Omer Recipes 2017: Day 5 | Norene Gilletz’S Pretend Potato Kugel

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And here’s today’s recipe, contributed by Naomi H..

Norene Gilletz’S Pretend Potato Kugel


  • 5 cups frozen chopped cauliflower or 1 small fresh cauliflower
  • 3 large eggs (or 2 large eggs plus 2 egg whites)
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp onion soup mix (about 1/2 of an envelope)
  • 1 Tbsp potato starch (you can substitute all-purpose or whole wheat flour during the year)


  • Thaw the frozen cauliflower; drain thoroughly. (If using fresh cauliflower, steam until tender, about 12 to 15 minutes; drain well.) In a large bowl, mash the cauliflower well. Add the eggs, mayonnaise, onion soup mix, and flour; mix until well combined. (The mashing and combining of ingredients can be done quickly in a food processor fitted with the steel blade.)
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 10-inch ceramic quiche dish or 7 x 11-inch oblong glass dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread the cauliflower mixture evenly in the prepared dish. Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes, or until firm and golden. Remove from the oven and let the kugel stand a few minutes to firm up before serving.

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