Matzo Ball Soup


2 10-ounces packages matzo crackers
1/2 cup butter
6 eggs
2 smalls onions, grated
2 Ts melted chicken fat (schmaltz)
3 Ts parsley, finely chopped
5 ounces matzoh meal
96 ounces chicken broth


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Break matzo crackers into small pieces, and place in a large bowl. Add water to cover; allow to soak for a few minutes, until soft. Drain off excess water.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and stir in drained matzos; stir until mixture is dry and slightly brown. Remove from heat, and mix in eggs, salt and pepper to taste, parsley, chicken fat and onions.
Mix in just enough matzo meal to make mixture hold together. Roll one golf ball-size matzo ball. Place matzo ball in the boiling water to test the mixture. The ball must rise to the top of the water and not break apart. If it does not rise, then too much matzo meal was added. In this case, add another beaten egg to the mixture and try again. When desired consistency is reached, roll all of mixture into golf ball size spheres.
In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a slow boil over medium heat; add balls to broth. Serve soup as the balls rise to the top of the broth.




Daniel Saraga's picture

As an editor, I found this recipe lacking:

1. Title:
it calls itself a recipe for matzo ball soup, but it looks like it's only a recipe for matzo balls.

2. critical measurement missing
for the schmaltz ("2 melted chicken fat") 2 teaspoons, cups, chickens worth of...?

3. re: step 3 - cook in covered sauce pan for 30 minutes.
Anything else goes in that saucepan, and at what temperature? Maybe some boiling chicken stock or boiling water (if only making the matzo balls)? I'm fairly certain they'd burn otherwise.



6.0 servings


Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:24pm


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