December Newsletter, The Wink, Drawing Prize Winner
Congratulations to our December Newsletter drawing prize winner, David Mitnick of Baltimore Maryland.
David has won KosherEye’s very first giveaway, the Hourglass Cold Brew Coffee Maker.
"I look forward to receiving The Hourglass… It looks so interesting online and for Shabbos is probably a great improvement over my options now", said David.
I follow tons of kosher (and regular) food blogs and love Twitter for this as well. I just posted my TURDUCKEN adventure on Facebook and love spending time in the kitchen.
My favorite gadget? I love my Weber Genesis Grill with over 507 square inches of cooking space. We'll cook chicken for a crowd or indirectly roast whole chickens and even turkeys. Adding soaked wood chips imparts an amazing flavor. Before we shovel a walk way to the cars, I've been known to make sure the path to the grill is clear! One day, I'll get a real smoker and try my hand at smoking ribs and a pastrami the right way!
My favorite recipe is surprising, even to me, because it is such a traditionally Jewish item. It is a potato kugel that stays so perfectly white (I hate when kugel comes out brown) and is delicious each and every time. The key is, after cubing the potatoes, keep them in water until you are ready to add them to the blender (and don't try this in a food processor- blender is the best way). Here is the recipe:
David Mitnick's Potato Kugel recipe:
4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 onion, cubed
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Grease baking pan and place in oven for 5 minutes.
Soak cubed potatoes and onion in cold water.
Combine all ingredients including drained potatoes and onions in blender and blend until very smooth. Take baking dish out of the oven and immediately pour mixture into the hot pan (so it sizzles) and bake at 450 degrees for 1/2-hour. Reduce to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 1/2-hour.
If you need a larger quantity, after you have poured the first batch into the pan, make another batch in the blender and pour over top of the already baking part.