I've been told that my matzo ball soup is pretty fantastic. It has easily appeared in dozens of meals and fed hundreds of people. I am often asked for this recipe that soothes the soul, warms the heart and ignites conversation at a dinner table. Here it is!
Serves 5-6 people
2 full tablespoons of Osem soup and seasoning mix (vegetable/vegetarian) *crucial ingredient, available on Amazon*
Streit's Matzo ball box ( I use two packets which yields 8-9 large balls)
pre-cut squash pack
4 thinly sliced carrots
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oil (I use canola)
Make "batter" following the box's directions. Do not use the seasoning that comes in box, only follow the matzo ball mix instructions and discard seasoning packs.
Heat oil and add the squash and carrots. Saute and stir for approximately five minutes.
Fill pot 3/4 way with water. Bring to a boil.
Add the Osem mix, salt and turmeric. Shape your matzoh balls from batter to your preference size, keeping in mind that they will expand in cooking process. Lower heat and simmer for an hour turning balls over half way through.
Taste to preference, sometimes a dash or two of salt is necessary.
I can't recall how many times this simple recipe has appeared on my menu to deserving guests who delight in these fluffy balls that are immersed in a tasty broth. My kids love the balls. My friends love the balls. I love the balls. Enjoy!