ku·​gel | \ ˈkü-gəl How to pronounce kugel (audio) \

Definition of kugel

: a baked pudding (as of potatoes or noodles) usually served as a side dish

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The variety is also especially desired for use in potato kugel, an Ashkenazi dish that is a staple of the Friday night Sabbath dinner, considered the most important meal of the week in observant Jewish households. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Shedding Light on the Perfect Potato for Hanukkah Latkes," 2 Dec. 2018 Water Tower Park The water-play area has four features, including water walls and a 9½-ton granite kugel ball that spins on a layer of water. azcentral, "45 Phoenix area splash pads, parks and water features," 14 June 2018 Noodle kugel, one of several authentic Jewish specialties served at Broadway Deli, is a casserole-like noodle dish that tastes savory and lightly sweet. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pastrami time: 5 things to know about Broadway Deli's ‘mostly Jewish’ specialties," 8 June 2018 Apparently, Mitzi was deeply loved, both for her friendship and her kugel. Sally Higginson, chicagotribune.com, "Column: I went to the funeral of a friend's mother — at least I thought I did," 19 Apr. 2018 One day out Prepare all dishes that will keep for a day or so in the refrigerator, like salads and kugels. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "How to prep your Passover Seder in advance," 20 Mar. 2018 That’s how the Kugel in Crisis recipe came out, and that’s how there’s bacon in my kugel. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A 'reluctant' Israeli chef's messy journey to success," 20 Mar. 2018 Located in the former Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. space at the Hooks Village complex, the Essen Room is fueled by good old-fashioned values, starting with the onsite cooking of such deli staples as knishes, kreplach and kugel. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Essen Room in Pikesville serves up abundance of traditional deli fare," 10 Jan. 2018 And some grocery stores have not been able to fully restock staples — not to mention chicken, gefilte fish, liver, brisket and kugel. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "When a hurricane tries to crash Rosh Hashana dinner, prayer isn’t the only answer," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of kugel

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kugel

Yiddish kugl, from Middle High German kugel ball — more at cudgel

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