Chicken and Vegetable Matzo Ball soup

Sat, Mar 27, 2010

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Chicken and Vegetable Matzo Ball soup is a traditional Jewish soup eaten year round. Like most soups this one is flavorful, hearty, and comfort food for the soul!

Serves 8
Time required 150 minutes
Difficulty level 2
Cost of ingredients 8 USD

Soup Broth

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil
2 onions, peeled and chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
4 potatoes, large peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons (30ml) dill weed
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over medium heat, pour in the oil. Add in the onion and chicken. Allow it to brown slightly on the outside before adding in  enough water to cover the chicken by an inch or two (2.5 cm to 5cm). Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to allow it to simmer for about 1 hour.

Strain the broth, and take out the chicken. Pour the broth back into the pot. Remove the bones and skin from the chicken and add it along with the other vegetables back into the broth. Allow to simmer for another 45 minutes. Add more seasoning and water if needed.

Matzo Balls

3 eggs
1 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil
¼ cup (60ml) water
1 cup (250ml) matzo meal
2 tablespoons (60ml) fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl whisk eggs together well. Add in matzo meal, water and salt and pepper and whisk again to combine well. Use the oil on your hands to help keep the balls from sticking to you hands and coating them. Take enough of the matzo and egg mixture to make a ping pong sized ball and roll in your hands to form the ball. Don’t pack the ball too tightly, as you want them to be able to expand while cooking.

Place on a tray when done and put  in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Gently add the balls to the broth and allow them to simmer until cooked, approximately 20 minutes or until the balls float on the top.

If you don’t want to buy matzo meal, make some fresh matzo bread to turn into matzo meal!

Photo by sassy radish

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