matzo ball


Also called a knaidel (pl. knaidlach), this small, round dumpling is made with matzo meal, eggs, chicken fat and seasonings. Matzo balls are usually cooked and served in chicken soup.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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Make Your Own Matzo Ball Soup

Every Passover, one of our family traditions is making matzo ball soup. Although Passover is a week-long holiday, we always run out of soup after two days no matter how many batches we cook up. Toss out the pre-packaged matzo ball mix and try my grandma’s famous matzo ball recipe any time of year!