I’ve been trying to think of a way to describe farfel in the English language. The only results Google managed to give me was matzah farfel; which this is most definitely not.
Farfel is kind of like a pasta. Or couscous. Maybe a cross between both.
Whatever it is, it’s delicious. And it’s even more delicious when it’s oven baked.
OVEN BAKED FARFEL:
1 (11oz.) package of farfel
1/3 cup oil
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 cups water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine all ingredients in a 9×13″ baking pan and mix well.
Cover tightly, and bake for one hour.
Fluff with a fork before serving.
It really is truly delicious. It’s a perfect side for chicken or meat. You can even leave out the seasonings and bake it plain; then use the gravy from the main dish for flavor. Mmmm.
Let me know what you think!
Until next time… xoxo, Faigie