Soup, Stew and Chili: Warm Soup, Stew and Chili: Matzo Balls

Perfect for Passover, Matzo Balls comply with Jewish law, which forbids the consumption or possession by Jews of all edible fermented grain products (Chametz) or related foods during Passover.

Author: CalorieKing
Date: June 14, 2012

Suggestions: Jewish consumers should check ingredients to ensure they are acceptable for Passover use.

Serves: 5 person(s)

Preparation Time: 45 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

    1 large egg (48g)
    2 Tbsp oil
    3/4 cup matzo meal
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    1 pinch of ground pepper
    2 Tbsp chicken broth

Directions:

    Beat the egg and oil together in a bowl, then add 1/2 cup of matzo meal, 1/2 tsp of salt and a pinch of pepper.

    Stir until ingredients are combined and form a smooth batter. Slowly stir in the broth. Cover the batter and refrigerate for 20 minutes until the batter thickens.

    Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the remaining salt, then reduce the heat to a simmer.

    Wet your hands and start to form 1 teaspoon of the batter at a time into small balls. The batter should be too soft to form smooth balls. If you are not sure, cook a ball for 10 minutes or so and taste it. If necessary you can then add a tablespoon of matzo meal to the batter.

    When all the balls are in the water, cover and simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes, until they are firm.

    Remember to keep the balls warm by leaving in the covered pan until ready to serve. If necessary they can be stored in the refrigerator in the cooking liquid and later warmed in the same liquid.

Variations:

    For Matzo Ball soup, add Matzo Balls to Kosher vegetable broth.

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:133 cals
Kilojoules:555 kJ
Fat:6.8 g
Carbohydrates:14.5 g
Protein:3.2 g
Cholesterol:42.4 mg
Sodium:721 mg
Saturated Fat:0.8 g
Fiber:0.6 g
Calcium:9.0 mg
Total Sugars:0.2 g

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