A hot bowl of soup on a cold rainy day is something that a lot of people would love to ingest. The Matzo ball soup is an interesting broth that you can try preparing at home. It contains a special type of dumpling, which can be made at home or procured from the super market. The ingredients for the same may vary. Matzos are now machine-made and resemble large sized crackers. They are basically made of flour and water. Take a look at this interesting recipe.
For the Matzo Ball
- Eggs, 2 (lightly beaten)
- Unsalted Butter, 2 tbsp. (melted)
- Dried Dill, ½ tsp.
- Vegetable Stock, 2 tbsp.
- Flat Leaf Parsley, 1 tbsp. (minced)
- Salt, ½ tsp.
- Unsalted Matzo Meal, ½ cup (available in any store that stocks Jewish food products)
For the Broth
- Vegetable Stock, 6 cups
- Onion, 1 (coarsely chopped)
- Olive Oil, 2 tbsp.
- Bay leaf, 1
- Celery, 1 stalk (coarsely chopped)
- Carrots, (¼ inch slices) (chopped)
- Parsley, ¼ cup (coarsely chopped)
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Green onions with the green parts, 2 (coarsely chopped)
First, let's begin with the preparation of the Matzo balls. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together eggs, vegetable stock, and butter. Next, add the Matzo meal along with some parsley. Also add dill and sprinkle around ½ tsp. of salt. Stir the ingredients well. Cover it and refrigerate for around 8 hours.
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add some salt to it. Form around 12 balls from the dough. These should be approximately 1 inch in size. Drop the balls into boiling water. Once done, reduce the heat and let it simmer for half an hour. Ensure the Matzo balls are tender.
Meanwhile, you can prepare the soup. Add onions, carrots, and celery in a large pot along with some olive oil. Boil it for about 5 minutes, till the vegetables get cooked well. Now, add some salt and pepper. Add the stock and bay leaf. Boil the preparation over high heat. Then, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Add parsley along with the green onions. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Once done, remove the bay leaf. Use the seasonings as per the flavors required. While serving, place the Matzo ball in a bowl and pour the hot soup over it.
Generally, ingredients for the balls remain the same but you can change its consistency. In this case, you can make them hard or soft, depending upon your preference.