Matzo Ball Soup
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Matzo ball soup is Jewish comfort food in a bowl. Traditionally served on Passover, it's absolutely delicious any time of year.
Recipe Type: Appetizer, Soup
Yield: 4 servings
  • ½ cup matzo meal
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill (optional), plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons seltzer
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 quarts chicken broth
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the matzo meal, eggs, vegetable oil, salt, dill, seltzer and baking powder. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  3. Remove the mixture from the fridge. Form into eight to 10 ping pong-sized balls, wetting your hands if they get sticky in between.
  4. Carefully drop the matzo balls into the boiling water.
  5. Reduce the heat to a strong simmer, and cook for 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove the matzo balls with a slotted spoon and add them to the hot chicken broth.
  7. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh dill.
Kosher meat Parve and vegetarian if vegetable broth is used
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at