One of my personal favorites, Matzah Balls! With Sukkot coming up, this time of year, this delicious meal always comes to mind. Brimming with taste, a classic meal you can easily prepare, a true delight for the senses. Not only is it a good dish for this occasion, but it is also a custom in my household. It is full of nutritional value as well as being delicious!
Prep time: 50 minutes
1 cup matzo meal
4 large eggs
1 tsp kosher salt
4 tbsp oil or 4 tbsp melted schmaltz (fat)
2 tsp baking powder
Measure and mix dry ingredients into a bowl. Individually break the eggs into a clear glass, and then pour into a second bowl. Add oil or schmaltz to the eggs and stir gently with a fork until the yolks are broken and the oil just mixed. Pour egg mixture into the dry mixture and gently mix with the fork. Do not overmix! Treat it like a muffin mixture; if you over mix they will be tough. Place in the fridge for 1 hour. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil on the stove.
After the Matzah Ball mix has set, gently remove a teaspoon full of the batter and roll into 1-2″ balls and drop into the water. When all the balls are in the water, leave it to boil until all the balls float to the top, then lower the temperature to a rolling simmer for 40 minutes and your Matzah Balls will be ready. Do not stir at any time!
The Matzah Balls may be removed from the water with a slotted spoon and served in soup, with a stew, as a side dish with gravy or placed on a cookie sheet and frozen covered for later use.