Potato Kugel 1 Shredded potato, a few eggs and fresh herbs bake together for just under an hour. The result? A potato kugel with a crunchy top and bottom and a soft shredded-potato center. If you love your potato kugel crispy, don't skip the step of preheating the pan! Adding the potatoes to the hot pan will give you the crispy bottom that makes this recipe special.