Crazy for Kugel
K is for Kugel. K is for Kids. It's no wonder then that kugel can bring back such fond memories of childhood – especially on Rosh Hashanah. Kudos for kugel! Here are a few other things to consider:
- The word "kugel" come from German for "ball"
- It's usually pronounced as "koog-el," but some people pronounce it as "kig-el" as in "big-el." Go fig-el!
- Kugels can be sweet or savory
- Kugels are commonly made from noodles or potatoes
- Even though the phrase "noodle kugel" has a nice ring to it, kugels made of noodles are also known as "lokshen kugel"
- Kugels have evolved over time and today are also made with such diverse ingredients as goat cheese, asparagus, spinach, matzo, and preserves (such as cherry or apricot)
- For a matzo kugel that also has apples in it (to give it Rosh Hashanah "a peel"), try this recipe: Apple Matzo Kugel
- For a peachy presentation, make: Susie Fishbein's Individual Peach Noodle Kugel
- For time-frugal kugel, make: No Boil Noodle Kugel
- If you prefer a less kooky kugel, make the classic: Delicious Potato Kugel
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