Lokshen kugel (basic recipe)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Broad noodles
⅛ teaspoon Salt
2 quarts Boiling water
4 tablespoons Shortening
1 teaspoon Salt
½ cup Chopped seedless raisins
2 \N Eggs
¼ cup Chopped almonds (optional)
3 tablespoons Sugar
3 tablespoons Bread crumbs
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon -or-
1 tablespoon Lemon juice

Here's one my wife makes. It comes from "Jewish Cookery" by Leah W.

Leonard, copyright 1949

Drop noodles in rapidly boiling salted water and cook till tender. Drain in a colander, pouring hot water through to rinse well. Beat eggs with sugar, cinnamon, salt, and add the noodles. Melt shortening in the baking dish and add to mixture. Turn half the mixture into greased baking dish, sprinkle with raisins and nuts, and add remainder. Top with crumbs and bake 45 minutes at

400 degress F.

Serves 4 to 6.

Variation 1: Substitue 1 cup thinly sliced tart apples for raisins, or combine equal amounts of each.

Variation 2: Use chopped greben (cracklings) and chicken or goose fat for shortening.

Variation 3: Substitue 1 cup finely cut dried prunes for other fruit, with or without nuts. Add lemon juice and ¼ teaspoon grated rind.

My wife leaves the cinnamon, raisins, almonds and bread crumbs out and just makes it plain.

Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest V97 #035 by "Leslie R. Krupel" <Krupel@...> on Jan 29, 1997.

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