Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
5 lbs. russet potatoes (about 10 baking size potatoes)
2 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chicken consomme powder (vegetarian product)
3/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup matzo meal
Extra virgin olive oil
Peel the potatoes, then use a food processor or hand grater to grate them. Place grated potatoes into a colander and press down on them with a potato masher or your hands to squeeze out the excess water.
In a medium mixing bowl, whip together the eggs, salt, paprika, cumin, chicken powder, turmeric and black pepper with an immersion blender or hand mixer till ingredients are well combined and eggs are frothy.
Place grated potatoes in a large bowl. Add seasoned eggs and matzo meal to the bowl. Use your hands to mix all ingredients together till well combined; it should take about 3 minutes of mixing time.
Grease a 9×12 baking dish with olive oil. Put potato mixture into the baking dish, then drizzle a couple tablespoons of olive oil across the top. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 1 hour until the top is nicely browned. Serve hot from the oven.