Here's my basic salt/pepper kugel with roasted garlic. I bake it in muffin pans like my grandmother did. The leftovers make great snacks right out of the fridge.
Roast 5-10 garlic cloves. Boil 16 oz egg noodles until just tender. Drain. Toss with 1/3 cup vegetable oil. Peel and mash up roasted garlic. Lightly beat 4 eggs with 1/2 tsp salt, 1 heaping tsp black pepper, and some pinches of cayenne pepper if you like spicy. Stir the roasted garlic into the egg mix. Stir the egg mix into the noodles. Spoon into muffin pans (you'll need 2). Bake at 350 for 1 hr.
Enjoy! Thank you.
Savory is the only way I know.
Basically, this is the recipe:
1 package egg noodles (Goodmans preferably)
2 large eggs
1 chopped yellow onion
salt and pepper to taste
Oil for skillet. We used to use corn oil growing up, but these days I don't think it would matter - use whatever you prefer.
Cook egg noodles per package. Drain in colander, rinse w/cool water, drain well.
Mix in eggs and chopped onion. Season to taste with S&P.
Preheat oil in a heavy skillet. Probably a 12". Use a decent amount, you want the kugel to sort of fry.
Add in the noodle mixture. It should really sizzle when it hits the oil. Turn down the heat a bit, you don't want the onions to burn. Cook until the kugel is nicely browned on one side. Flip over onto a plate, and turn back into the pan. You probably will need to add a bit more oil first, but there will also probably be quite a bit of oil absorbed into the kugel to finish it off. Cook that side until browned and crisp as well.
I'd plate this onto paper towels to blot before serving. The kugel should be very crisp around the edges, really the outside of it is relatively deep fried noodles with a soft interior. There is no traditional "topping" for this type of kugel, other than some salt, however, as I've written before, if the gravy from your main dish happens to hit it - no harm done :-)
This one is sinfully rich and utterly delicious.
1 lb noodles
12 oz cottage cheese
1 C sour cream
2 pkgs chevre
6 eggs, beaten
1 stick butter, melted
1 bunch scallions, chopped
2 tsp kosher salt
pepper to taste
snipped chives for garnish
Boil and drain noodles. Mix together with remaining ingredients, except chives. Place in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees until set. Garnish with chives.