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Making Matzoh Ball Soup

Making Matzoh Ball Soup

Making Matzoh Ball Soup

Simple to make and satisfying to eat, matzoh ball soup is a favorite at Jewish celebrations. This recipe yields 16 matzoh balls and 5 to 6 quarts of chicken soup. Serves 8 to 10.


  1. Beat the eggs slightly to combine whites and yolks.
  2. Remove the fat from cavities of hens.
  3. Place one hen and 1/2 of the vegetables in a large stockpot with enough water to barely cover. Bring to a boil and lower heat immediately.
  4. Stir in the seltzer, salt, pepper and schmaltz.
  5. Add the matzoh meal gradually, stirring until ingredients are completely combined.
  6. Skim the foam from the surface of the water and make sure that heat is low enough that only a few bubbles appear.
  7. Add the peppercorns and parsley and simmer for two hours partially covered.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  9. Fill a large stockpot with water and bring to a boil.
  10. Skim foam occasionally. The meat should be tender, but should not fall apart easily.
  11. Moisten your palms and make balls using about 2 tbsp. batter for each.
  12. Remove hen from water and place on a large platter.
  13. Cook matzoh balls covered in the pot for 1/2 hour.
  14. When cool enough, remove meat from the bones and return the meat, skin and bones to the soup.
  15. Serve one or two matzoh balls in each bowl of chicken soup.
  16. Simmer partly covered for another hour.
  17. Strain the soup through a colander and discard everything but the resulting broth.
  18. Allow soup to cool, then refrigerate overnight.
  19. Remove the hardened fat from the surface of the refrigerated broth and put broth in stockpot with the remaining hen and vegetables.
  20. Add more water if necessary to cover.
  21. Repeat steps 11 through 14, adding dill to the pot instead of peppercorn and parsley.
  22. Strain the broth and serve with 1-2 matzoh balls for each bowl of soup.



Yikes is Right!

Patrice N. from CT

Seltzer, salt, pepper and schmaltz? You've got to be kidding!


Making Matzo Ball soup

Sandra B. from FL

This recipe does not show a list of ingredients & the amounts needed. It is a hodge podge. I only looked @ it out of curosity a I have a great simple recipe.

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