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Poll #648861 Kugels

Kugels are made with

Noodles
19(25.3%)
Potatoes
5(6.7%)
Practically anything
16(21.3%)
What are kugels?
7(9.3%)

Kugels are

Milchig
17(23.0%)
Pareve
21(28.4%)
Fleishig
0(0.0%)
Lo, you speak in tongues
13(17.6%)

Kugels are

Savory
7(9.3%)
Sweet
10(13.3%)
Both at the same time
20(26.7%)
Huh?
6(8.0%)

Ticky

Lokshen
13(18.1%)
Kartoffle
9(12.5%)
Yerushalmi
2(2.8%)
Ticky!
32(44.4%)

Comments

Oooh -- do you have a good recipe for Ticky Kugel? I've got for Radio Button Kugel and Drop-Down Box Kugel, but not for Ticky.

:-)

We'll trade at Arisia. :)

As far as I'm concerned, kugels are b.o.r.i.n.g. But hey, that's me -- I don't know if I'd *be* Jewish if I couldn't cook Sephardic . . .

My favorite kugel is a spicy curried potato kugel. (Grated potatoes and onions, beaten eggs, matzah meal, a ton of curry powder, and a few handfuls of raisins.) It's not exactly Sephardic, but it's fairly exciting, if one likes curry, which I do. *g*

My wife has some mean rice noodle and plain rice kugels, both with an without cheese. The sweet ones get the best response.

I never got into rice kugels.

I recall reading, many years ago, about an Israeli film director who attempted to make a scary movie involving kugel. It never really achieved wide release and lost a ton of money.

This is, of course, because Jews are supposed to avoid lokshen horror.

oh, *ouch*

nice pun!

(I love the multi-lingual ones)

(no subject) - (Anonymous)

Is it the sweet/spicy?

Lokshen kugel is the first "Jewish" dish I learned to cook. WHich reminds me, I have a can of apricot nectar in the cabinet right now....

Apricot nectar? Really? Huh.

The Kugel Support Group



Ken Gale never tasted kugel until he met Motcha, who subsequently introduced him to every variety he could think of. Now Ken Gale has the habit of answering the phone with whatever phrase was last said in the real life conversation. When Motcha and I were over there years ago, we were talking about the kugel phenomenon, and Motcha said, "We could start our own kugel support group." Then, the phone rang, so Ken got to answer, "Kugel support group."

Re: The Kugel Support Group

*Giggle*

I love it.

I like a sweet noodle kugel.

Potato kugel, not so much. Although, if I have it, I like it savoury.

*g*

B

On the other hand, sweet potato kugel (mashed sweet potatoes, eggs and cinnamon) is very yummy.

Are you aware of any diabetic-friendly Kugel recipes?

I did a yam Kugel (savory) for Thanksgiving that turned out very nicely. Yams have a better glycemic index than potatoes.

I'm diabetic myself. Which is one of the reasons I don't make sweet kugels. I'm also not fond of artificial sweetners except in sodas. Which is the other reason.

I mentioned a sweet potato kugel above - I do not add sweetener - I find that a bit of salt and cinnamon make it just right as a side dish. I've also made it with allspice and nutmeg, and I suspect sweet curry or garum masala would also be delicious, as would a touch of either fresh or ground ginger.

I only use waxy potatoes these days - they have a lower glycemic index than Idahoes, and they make a delicious potato kugel. Also, it's possible to find whole wheat lokshen, which work very well.

I just miss yerushalmi, which cannot be duplicated.

My noodle kugels are always sweet; it took me over thirty-five years to be introduced to a savory noodle kugel, and it still seems wrong to me.

Potato kugel, on the other hand, should be well-spiced and rich (for my palate). Sweet potato kugel sounds intriguing, but not something I think I'm up to making any time soon.

I sort of know what they are and they sound nummy from what I've heard. *G*

I'm seriously not so fond of sweet kugel, at least not served with a fleishig meal unless it's presented as a dessert option.

My family does not eat sweet kugel, so the whole idea is foreign to me.

Now, set me in front of a potato kugel, or even a spinach or broccoli kugel and watch me go nuts.

I'd never even heard of a dairy kugel until about 5 years ago. The idea just seems wrong.

I do know about sweet kugels, but I don't at all care for them. It's not that I don't like sweet things, but I have very definite opinions about what things should be sweet. In general, sweet things belong to dessert, and should stay out of main courses. I make a few exceptions, but not many. Back in yeshivah, the cook would often make carrot/pineapple salad as a side dish; I'd transfer my portion into a cup and save it for dessert.

The Shabbaton dinner (I did not pick the menu) featured, among other things, a cold apple strudel as a side dish.

Most of us were kinda bemused. I think there are places for sweetish dishes (note my sweet potato kugel) as side dishes, or even main dishes, such as midle eastern lamb stew, but I do agree that I prefer most sweets to be after dinner.

It may also be, in part, a family thing. There are regions in Eastern Europe, for example, that like very sweet "savory" dishes, such as gefilte fish. I have to look for unsweetened frozen logs.