Saturday, September 15, 2012
Matzo Ball Soup for Recipe for Retro Recipe Saturday
Tomorrow night is the first night of Rosh Hashanah. So in honor of the Jewish New Year, I am posting a recipe for Matzo Ball Soup. It is a favorite in our house, and I hope that all of you like it too.
Mazto Ball Soup
2 3/4cups Matzo meal
11 eggs beaten
3/4 cup shortening melted
3/4 cup water or broth
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 large boxes chicken broth ( I use the low sodium / fat free broth)
Mix matzo meal in a large bowl.
Mix shortening, eggs, salt and pepper. Next add broth.
Add to Matzo meal and mix well.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
I always get my hands wet to work with the matzo balls. I like my matzo balls bigger, so I use a large spoon and form a ball about 2 inches in diameter with my hands. I also try to make as many of the matzo balls as I can first before putting them in the boiling water.
Once matzo balls are made, drop them gently in the pot and bring them to a boil. Then turn the heat to simmer and cook for 30 minutes with the pan covered.
In a separate pan bring chicken broth to a boil.
Once done, add the matzo balls to the chicken broth. You can keep them hot on simmer until you are ready to serve.
Serves 8 to 10 for a meal, or 12 to 16 for a starter.
I hope you like my recipe for Matzo Ball Soup. I would love to hear from you.
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