World Famous Matzo Balls

    World Famous Matzo Balls

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    About this recipe: After making many, many batches of matzo balls for my friends, I perfected the recipe and am sharing it here. They're always a welcome treat.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 large eggs
    • 100g (4 oz) matzo meal
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon chicken stock
    • 1 tablespoon vodka
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 100 ml (4 fl oz) soda water
    • 2L (3 1/4 pints) chicken stock

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until thick and light in colour. Combine the the eggs with the matzo meal, vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon chicken stock, vodka, salt, pepper, basil and soda water in a large bowl, and stir until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
    2. Pour the remaining chicken stock into a large pot and bring to the boil over medium high heat.
    3. Meanwhile, form walnut-sized balls using the chilled matzo mixture. Place the balls in the chicken stock, reduce heat to medium and simmer until matzo balls are cooked through, 45 to 60 minutes.

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