Yerushalmi Kugel

I have tried many sweet and spicy kugels. This one is from my friend Mariam and it is hands down the best yerusalmi kugel I have tried. Let me know if you agree.

12 ounces or more extra fine noodles
4 eggs, beaten
4 cups sugar, separated
1 ½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
¾ cup oil
6 cups cold water

Melt 1 1/3 cup sugar in the bottom of a heavy pan until it is bubbly. Add 1 1/3 cup more sugar and cook, stirring, until dark amber but not burnt.
Immediately, add water (be careful of bubbling hot sugar) and cook it until it boils. Add the noodles and turn off the fire. Cover and let the noodle, water, sugar mixture sit for 45 minutes.
Add last 1 1/3 cup sugar, salt, pepper, oil, and eggs.
Bake in 350-degree oven for 1 hour.
This makes 3 kugels in load size pans. The kugel looks very nice sliced.

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