Calling on kugel and other favorites for a proper Passover meal

Skip to content The word ‘kugel’ comes from the German word for ‘ball,’ and during Passover, which ends Saturday, kugels are quite popular. Kugel is easy to make: The savory version is a combination of eggs, oil, vegetables, salt and pepper; the sweet version means sugar and, often, cinnamon instead of salt and pepper, and a starch, such as matzo, instead of vegetables. Kugel can be round, as its name suggests, but it is more commonly found in a rectangular pan, like the huge pans seen at synagogue celebrations, serving lots of people at minimal cost.