Basic Lokshen (With Variations)
- Drop noodles in rapidly boiling salted water and cook until tender. Drain in a colander, pouring hot water through to rinse well.
- Beat eggs with sugar, cinnamon and salt and add the noodles. Melt shortening in the baking dish and add to mixture.
- Turn half the mixture into greased baking dish, sprinkle with raisins and nuts, and add remainder. Top with crumbs and bake 45 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Substitute 1 cup thinly sliced tart apples for raisins, or combine equal amounts of each; use chopped greben (cracklings) and chicken or goose fat for shortening; substitute 1 cup finely cut dried prunes for other fruit, with or without nuts. Add lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon grated rind.