Sweet, Savory, Rich, Kosher
Noodle kugel is a classic in the Jewish home. Kugel recipes abound on those food stained recipe cards, lovingly passed down from generation to generation. Depending on taste and heritage, traditional kugel can have various flavorings and fillings, resulting in a sweet or savory dish. KosherEye likes kugel both ways and treasures our family recipes.
But, sometimes, we just don’t have time to prepare a delicious, from scratch kugel. No worries. Michele Locker, CEO of The Kugel Company, saw this need and in early 2012, launched a line of pre-baked, frozen kosher kugels, available frozen in microwavable packages. The Kugel Company’s ready-to-eat kugels are from original Locker family recipes. Michele grew up eating kugel at family gatherings and decided to launch a business and share this classic dish with everyone.
The Kugel Company kugels are made with all natural ingredients, and include no fillers, by–products or high fructose corn syrup. They currently offer two products, both OU-D kosher dairy. Each container is labeled for 4 servings, but PLEASE don’t tell anyone, (especially Mayor Bloomberg!), we loved these kugels so much, that two of us ate an entire package – with just a tiny piece remaining! By the way, we enjoyed the kugels both warm and at room temperature, which makes them perfect for Friday baking (takes about 45 minutes in a 350 oven) and serving at a dairy Shabbos lunch.
Original Recipe: Sweet kugel is made with wide noodles, sweet cream cheese custard with hints of vanilla and cinnamon and topped with corn flakes – lovely for a dessert as a complement to coffee or tea. It can be enjoyed alongside fresh fruit or just plain. It also is delicious as a side dish with fish...which is how we enjoyed this delectable kugel.
Original Recipe: Savory kugel is made with wide noodles, caramelized onions and roasted garlic. It is a delicious side dish or snack. Michele suggests it as a perfect accompaniment to a vegetarian soup, salad or veggie burger. We agree.
Check Kugelcompany.com for online and supermarket availability. Wide distribution is planned for late summer. The suggested retail price is $5.99.
June 13, 2012