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Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Matzo Ball Soup, by , is from Special Recipes from the Sisterhood of Gamma Phi Beta, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Elle Tallent
Added: Sunday, September 10, 2006



4-6 lb. hen
1 lg. onion
2 carrots, cut in pieces
3 stalks celery, cut in pieces
3 qts. water
1 tbsp. chicken bouillon


1 tbsp. chicken fat or oil
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 c. boiling water
Salt & pepper to taste
2 eggs, separated
1 c. matzo meal
1 lg. celery stalk, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 sm. onion, chopped


In a large stock pot, cover hen with water, add above ingredients and boil until very tender. Allow chicken to cool in the liquid. Remove chicken and reserve for some other future use. Strain remaining broth and discard the cooked vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add cooked matzo balls and thoroughly heat them or drop uncooked matzo balls into broth following directions on the matzo ball recipe.


Chop seasonings very fine, then fry in oil. When clear, add cup of boiling water; then cool a few minutes. Add matzo meal, well beaten egg yolks, then fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Form into small balls and drop into boiling chicken soup or you can drop them into boiling salted water. Cover pot and simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until puffed up and done.




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