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08/17/2009

Monday Morning Musings

Filed under: Blog Carnival Monthly Theme,Monday Morning Musings — foxygknits @ 12:01 am
I ♥ Noodle Kugel

Noodle kugel or pudding, is a traditional Jewish side dish.  It is often a mainstay of festive meals, particularly on the Jewish Sabbath and other Jewish holidays. (The “u” is pronounced like the “ou” in “could.”  Some pronounce it koogel, as in “food,” but what do they know!)

Every time my sons came home from college, I fixed them kugel.  Usually, it never made it to the table, as witnessed by the following photo taken in 1995 when Kugel Boy was on holiday from U-Penn:

Kugel_Boy_95Nov

In addition to noodles, kugel contains butter, sugar, cinnamon, eggs and raisins, along with optional cottage cheese. The only food group it doesn’t contain is chocolate – and I’m working on that.  It is baked in the oven and can be served hot or at room temperature.  Personally, I like it hot, at room temperature  or even cold.  Here is my recipe:

Ingredients:

3 eggs, beaten

3 T. sugar

¼ tsp. cinnamon

Pinch of salt

8 oz. broad or medium noodles, cooked and drained

4 T. butter, melted

½ C. raisins

Cottage cheese to taste

Lots of ♥

Directions:

Combine eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Add to the noodles.  Add melted butter, raisins and cottage cheese.  Mix thoroughly.  Place in a liberally buttered 1 ½ quart casserole, and bake @400° until lightly browned (about 45 minutes).  Serves 6

And I must issue a caveat on this recipe serving six people.  That would be six people with the appetites of gnats.  I usually double the recipe or make a recipe and ½. If you are entertaining, this recipe can be prepared the night before, covered with tin foil or plastic wrap, stored in the refrigerator overnight and baked the following day.

250px-Kugel

Should you happen to live in Metro Atlanta and want to try kugel – and don’t happen to be invited to my home that evening – you can get amazing kugel at The Brickery Grill and Bar on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.  Try it with the brisket sandwich or grilled chicken sandwich. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Bruce and Sally Alterman are fabulous hosts; tell them Foxy G. sent you.

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13 Comments »

  1. Grandma Lo,
    Great lookin’ kugel…you’ve been holding out on us!!!

    Comment by Bubbe — 08/17/2009 @ 9:35 am

  2. This looks like my kind of food! Going to give it a try.

    Comment by Sharon — 08/17/2009 @ 11:31 pm

  3. Once you try it, Sharon, you’ll be a kugel junkie!

    Comment by foxygknits — 08/18/2009 @ 6:51 pm

  4. Hey, Bubbe! You never know what I’ll pull out of my knitting bag!

    Comment by foxygknits — 08/18/2009 @ 6:52 pm

  5. I ♥ the Brickery! Their blackened chicken salad with sweet vinaigrette dressing is so good you can pretend it’s low cal.

    Cold Kugel with chocolate would be divine. I’ll have some with tab, please 🙂

    Comment by Marisa — 08/18/2009 @ 8:20 pm

  6. This was a staple growing up – I miss it, all the children are now out on their own, so it wouldn’t get eaten very fast – and I’m not sure I’d like it frozen and then reheated 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Sandi — 08/19/2009 @ 6:39 am

  7. I ❤ kugel but haven't had it in years and years.

    Comment by Alicia — 08/19/2009 @ 9:42 am

  8. I love Kugel! In fact, I love a lot of the traditional foods, and matzo soup! yummo

    Comment by rebecca salcedo — 08/19/2009 @ 10:56 am

  9. Now that the kids are grown, I am thrilled that I don’t have to share!

    Comment by foxygknits — 08/19/2009 @ 11:06 am

  10. I’ll fix ya one – anytime.

    Comment by foxygknits — 08/19/2009 @ 11:07 am

  11. I’m sensing a cook-in soon…I’ll make the chicken and dumpling soup my Dad invented (so not like the dumplings down here).

    Comment by Sharon — 08/19/2009 @ 11:26 am

  12. I love kugel. Oh man, reading through this blog carnival is driving me crazy hungry! I don’t know why I don’t make it more often… I usually just save it for holidays. I guess I’ll be making it this weekend! Thanks for the blog post.

    Comment by Tammy — 09/02/2009 @ 2:06 pm

  13. Tammy, Tammy, Tammy – Anytime you fix a kugel, it is a holiday!

    Comment by foxygknits — 09/02/2009 @ 4:20 pm


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