September 17, 2019

Mushroom Matzo Kugel

Within a twelve hour window, I received two emails asking me for a recipe for a Mushroom Matzah Kugel. To be honest, I had never heard of such a thing. But what are the odds that two people sought me out, one a family friend and one a loyal blog follower in Brooklyn, looking for what is now this recipe?

I felt obligated to humanity to develop a savory mushroom kugel. I mean clearly thousands upon thousands upon millions of Jews are in search of the perfect Mushroom Matzah Kugel. I’m sure emails were sent all over the world by Jews looking for Jews with recipes. I’m sure the internet was scoured. I’m sure even mother-in-laws were asked for advice.

With a little internet research of my own, I found the recipes out there to be quite heavy. Most call for at least twice as many eggs as I use and twice as much matzah. However the notion of eating all that AFTER the Hillel Sandwiches, AFTER the gefilte fish, AFTER the matzo ball soup was just too much. We are celebrating liberation from slavery- let’s not re-enslave ourselves with a matzah-rock of indigestion.

So to that note, this kugel will just hold itself together. When warm, it could even be a little messy. But not to fret, deliciousness and lightness will overrule it all! Enjoy.

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