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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  1. Wish you and your family all the best for this important festival in your religious year! May your prayers be answered!

  2. Your soup looks yummy! I pick the matzoh balls out of the broth, but especially like them cold the next day. I know, I am weird. Happy New Year!

  3. I've never made Matzo ball soup. You make it sound so easy. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments this week. Hope you have a delightful weekend!

  4. Your recipe looks so delicious! We had some latkes for Rosh Hashanah. YUM!!

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  6. One of my favorite restaurants in Portland has this soup. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!


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