Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 tablespoons 90ml Unsalted pareve margarine

  2. 1/2 cup 73g / 2.6oz Finely-chopped white-pale green of leek - (packed)

  3. 1/2 cup 73g / 2.6oz Finely-chopped fresh chives

  4. 4 Eggs

  5. 2 tablespoons 30ml Ginger ale

  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons 7 1/2ml Kosher salt

  7. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Freshly-ground ground pepper

  8. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Ground ginger

  9. 1 cup 237ml Unsalted matzo meal

  10. 12 cups 2844ml Chicken broth

  11. Chopped fresh chives

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Melt margarine in heavy small skillet over medium heat. Add leek; saute 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup chives.

  2. Beat eggs, ginger ale, salt, pepper and ginger to blend in bowl. Mix in matzo meal and leek mixture. Cover and chill until firm, at least 2 hours.

  3. Line large baking sheet with plastic wrap. Using moistened palms, roll rounded teaspoons of matzo mixture into balls. Place on prepared baking sheet. Chill 30 minutes.

  4. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Drop in matzo balls; cover pot. Cook matzo balls until tender and evenly colored throughout, about 40 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer matzo balls to bowl. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill.)

  5. Bring chicken broth to simmer in large pot. Add matzo balls and cook until warmed through, about 10 minutes.

  6. Place 4 matzo balls in each of 12 bowls. Ladle soup over. Garnish with chives and serve.

  7. This recipe yields 12 servings.


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