We recommend thoroughly washing and scrubbing sweet potatoes before peeling to remove any dirt or grit.

Recipe by Southern Living April 2009


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20 mins
30 mins
5 mins
55 mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings


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  • Preheat oven to 425°. Grate sweet potato, onion, and carrot through large holes of a box grater; toss with lemon juice. Spread mixture onto layers of paper towels or a cloth towel. Roll up towel, starting at 1 short side. Squeeze towel to absorb excess liquid. Place sweet potato mixture in a large bowl.

  • Brush olive oil on bottom and up sides of a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Heat pan in 425° oven 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk together eggs and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Place matzo meal in a fine wire-mesh strainer. Rinse matzo meal under running water, shaking strainer gently until mixture forms a ball. Whisk into egg mixture.

  • Stir egg mixture into sweet potato mixture until well combined. Carefully spoon sweet potato mixture into hot jelly-roll pan. Press mixture in an even layer, using a spatula.

  • Bake at 425° for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from oven to wire rack, and let cool 5 minutes. Cut into pieces before serving.

  • Note: Thin Sweet Potato Kugel can be made ahead. Prepare as directed, and cover and chill up to 2 days.