Traditional Kugel Recipe


Traditional Kugel Recipe

It is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish, often served on Hanukkah and Jewish holidays.

It is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish, often served on Hanukkah and Jewish holidays.

Kugel is a baked pudding or casserole, most commonly made from lokshen or Jewish egg noodles or potatoes. Traditional Kugel recipe with egg noodles.

    Let's Make Traditional Kugel Recipe.

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Cook Time: hour

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    Ingredients Quantity
    Thin Egg Noodles packages
    Oil 2/3 cup
    Eggs 4
    Sugar 3 cups
    Black Pepper 2 tbsp
    Kosher Salt 1 tbsp
    Alcoeats Traditional Kugel Recipe


    1. First, in a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the noodles and drain well, toss with 1 tbsp vegetable oil to prevent sticking, return to the pot, and reserve.
    2. Then in a medium pan combine the 2/3 cup oil with the sugar then cook over medium-low heat, making sure to watch for any signs of burning.
      Now dump the caramel into the noodles and stir, noticing how parts of the caramel harden immediately.
    3. Now do not freak out, turn simply the flame onto medium-low and warm the noodles, stirring, until the caramel dissolves, about 10-12 minutes.
      Then remove it from heat and cool it to room temperature. Then preheat the oven to 375°F. and stir in the eggs, salt, and pepper. Now in a 5 or 6-quart stockpot, heat the remaining 4 tbsp oil until very hot but not smoking.
    4. Then add the egg-noodle mixture, do not stir, and let it cook on the stovetop, noting how the edges begin to darken, for 7-8 minutes.
      Then transfer to the oven and bake until the top is slightly hardened, for about 1 hour.
    5. Now cool for 30 minutes, invert onto a serving platter, and either serve immediately or allow to cool completely. If you wait, the outer shell of the kugel will be chewy-crunchy.