Farfel with Mushrooms from Artie's Deli


Each year since it opened its doors in 1999, Artie's Deli in New York City has sold a variety of traditional Jewish foods during Passover, one of its busiest times. Dishes made with farfel, a pellet-shaped egg noodle. , are some of the deli's most popular.


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 small onions, diced (about 1 cup)

  • 3 cups Homemade Chicken Stock

  • 3 cups farfel

  • ¼ pound white button mushrooms, sliced

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-low heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and caramelized, 30 to 45 minutes.

  2. In a medium saucepan, bring chicken stock just to a simmer over medium heat. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add farfel, and cook, stirring, until toasted and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small roasting pan, and add hot stock. Place in oven, and bake until the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet; add mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are golden brown and all the released liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Remove farfel from oven, fluff with a fork, and stir in onions and mushrooms. Return to oven, and cook just until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

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