|September 26, 2022

Traditional Kugel Recipe

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

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    Traditional Kugel Recipe

    It is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish dish, often served on Hanukkah and Jewish holidays.
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    Prep Time: 20 minutes 

    Cook Time: 1 hour


    • Thin Egg Noodles - 2 packages
    • Oil - 2/3 cup
    • Eggs - 4
    • Sugar - 3 cups
    • Black Pepper - 2 tbsp.
    • Kosher Salt  - 1 tbsp.


    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.




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