6 good sized potatoes
1 large onion
1/2 cup oil
2 Tablespoons salt
1 Tablespoon crushed black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375F (190C)
Then grate them. I do it with a hand grater and half on the thick grate and half on the thin.
Now, the trick to making a good potato kugel, and latkes for that matter is to squeeze out all the liquid from the grated potatoes. This is a bit messy, so do it over the sink.
Now, chop your onion, not to finely and saute it in the schmaltz from the gribenes. I told you we'd be using it, now's your chance to kick this up a notch. If you haven't got spare schmaltz, use olive oil, or if you want to make it dairy some butter.
When the onions are translucent and starting to brown dump them into the grated potatoes and mix in the oil.
Add the salt.
And the pepper. I'd personally add more, since I like mine really sharp, but I've been out voted.
Now, add the eggs.
Make sure to remove the shells before doing so, beating and then adding to the mix.
Make sure it's well incorporated and dump into an oiled casserole dish and into the oven. It should be about two inches thick.
Let it cook about 50 minutes at 375F (190C) uncovered until deep golden brown.