Matzoh Ball Soup

Total Time:
3 hr 40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
3 hr 30 min

Yield:
4
Level:
Intermediate

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Ingredients
  • Chicken Soup:
  • 1 (5 or 6 pound) hen
  • 2 large celery stalks with leaves, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced in big chunks
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 3 sprigs parsley
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Matzoh Balls:
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons chicken fat (from the above soup)
  • 1 cup matzoh meal
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 12 cups salted water
Directions

Wash the chicken with water and place in pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat, skimming off bubbling foam as it forms. Add celery, carrots, onion, herbs, salt and pepper and simmer, half-covered at lower heat, for at least 45 minutes, until the chicken seems done. The chicken will come away easily from the bone. Pour soup through strainer to get a clear broth. Let cool. When broth has completely cooled, skim off the fat and save for the matzoh balls.

In a mixing bowl, mix together 4 eggs and 4 tablespoons chicken fat. Stir in the matzoh meal and salt. Add 1/4 hot water. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Form the matzoh dough into balls the size of walnuts. Bring the salted water to a boil. Add the matzoh balls, cover, and cook for 20 minutes (don't even peek!). Bring the chicken broth to a simmer. Remove matzoh balls from hot water with a slotted spoon and add to the simmering chicken broth just a few minutes before serving.

Note: If you are concerned if the oils or other ingredients in these recipes are suitable for Passover, seek non-dairy substitutes or ingredients that are certified kosher for Passover.

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