Longevity Noodle Kugel

Micah Siva

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For years, kugel has been a staple comfort food on the Jewish holiday table. From sweet, cheesy kugel studded with raisins, to pepper-packed savory egg noodle kugel and everything in between, there’s always been room for a slice on an overflowing plate.

Like the Jewish New Year, Chinese New Year is celebrated with foods that signify a prosperous, healthy new year. See how this family celebrates four different new year celebrations. To celebrate Jewish Chinese families, we’re taking kugel to a new level with a mashup of the humble noodle kugel and Longevity (long life) noodles. Traditionally, Longevity noodles are served at birthdays and celebrations to signify a full and long life.

Instead of the classic casserole kugel that you slice and share, we’ve kept our noodles uncut, paying homage to the custom of enjoying the noodles in one, unbroken piece as we celebrate a long and prosperous life. We’re baking them in muffin tins for individual kugel cups that are fun for all ages and easy to serve.

Flavored with ginger, garlic, green onions and sesame, serve up this kugel any time of year!

Ingredients for 12 cups

½ lb lo-mein or chow-mein noodles, dry

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

½ Tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped

¼ cup green or spring onions, chopped

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp sesame oil

2 Tbsp sesame seeds

2 eggs

  • Preparation Time
    25 minutes
  • Cooking Time
    22-27 minutes

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 ̊F. Generously grease muffin tins with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add the noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes until very al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the garlic, ginger, onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and eggs.
  4. Pour over the noodles, tossing to combine.
  5. Transfer to the greased muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 22-27 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Enjoy!

Micah Siva

Micah Siva is a trained chef, Registered Dietitian, recipe writer, food photographer, and Jewish cook. Her love for food began in her grandmother’s kitchen, where she learned about the importance of food in celebrating holidays, bringing family together, and keeping traditions alive. She strives to modernize the foods she grew up on, adding her own unique spin on everything from matzah balls to latkes. Through her personal blog, NutritionxKitchen ( www.nutritionxkitchen.com), she shares delicious, plant-forward recipes that are chef-created , dietitian approved, and guaranteed delicious.