My husband is an Argentina Jew and he loves a certain Jewish pasta dish his grandmother makes. It is a pressed/dried pasta called "farfalej." It is not boiled, but sauteed with onion and then you add water/broth. When I tried to find it here I cannot figure out the name in English. Any ideas??

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  • September 13, 2010
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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs September 13, 2010

I think it's just called farfel here. And I believe it's the same thing as "egg barley," which I actually wrote a blog post about several months ago: http://www.food52.com/blog...

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KLL5
KLL5 September 13, 2010

Yes, that is exactly it. That soup recipe looks amazing too. Thank you!

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phyllis
phyllis September 13, 2010

Yes, it is farfel. My grandmother used to cook this for us all the time just as the question-asker described. Hmm. It's been decades since I ate it. Time for a new side dish.

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pierino
pierino September 13, 2010

"Farfel" was also the name of a canine puppet character on the Milton Berle show (I'm not making this up). You could substitute israeli couscous.

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