It is my firm belief that any recipe book compiled by Methodist Church Ladies or Temple Sisterhoods is good. Take, for example, JPI Family Favorites Old & New, a fundraiser cookbook project by the members of Jewish Parents Institute in Detroit in 1973. It includes not just one, not just two, but five delicious recipes for kugel. I am only going to show you two, and I recommend the second. As you can see from the condition of the page, that’s the one that got used a lot at my house.
You were expecting maybe potato latkes? Sadly, I’ve never been any good at making those. Mine are burnt outside and underdone inside. Not delicious. Besides, I don’t want to be responsible for the carnage. Grating potatoes by hand is a dangerous business. True, kugel is not a traditional Chanukah treat, but I’m not a traditional sort of person. Kugel is an excellent treat, and I’m all about that.