Matzo Ball Soup

March 11, 2016 By:
6 mins
35 mins
6 servings
A simple recipe for the traditional dumpling soup.



  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Break matzo crackers into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
  2. Cover with water and allow crackers to soak until soft. Drain the excess water.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and stir in drained matzo crackers.
  4. Stir until the mixture is dry and slightly brown. Remove from heat and mix in eggs, salt and pepper, parsley and onions.
  5. Mix in just enough matzo meal to make mixture hold together. Roll one golf ball sized matzo ball. Place matzo ball in the boiling water to test the mixture. The ball must rise to the top of the water and not break apart.
  6. If it does not rise, then too much matzo meal was added. In this case, add another beaten egg to the mixture and try again. When desired consistency is reached, roll all of the mixture into golf ball sized spheres.
  7. In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a slow boil over medium heat. Add balls to broth and serve soup as the balls rise to the top of the broth.