How to make it

  • Place the chicken into a large pot with the breast side down.
  • Fill with enough cold water to reach about 3 inches from the top of the pot.
  • Add the onion, carrot, parsnip, celery and dill.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and cook, partially covered for 2 hours.
  • Do not let the soup boil.
  • Skim any fat from the top of the soup, and add the garlic cloves. Partially cover, and simmer for another 2 hours for best flavour.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the matzo meal, eggs, oil, salt, and 1/4 cup of the broth from the chicken soup.
  • Refrigerate for about 20 minutes to set up.
  • Bring a separate pot of water to a rolling boil.
  • Roll the matzo mixture into about 16 balls. Wet your hands to keep the dough from sticking to them.
  • Drop the balls into boiling water, cover, and cook for about 35 minutes.
  • While the matzo balls are cooking, strain the broth from the chicken soup.
  • Return the broth to the pot.
  • Remove the bones and skin from the chicken and cut into pieces. Return to the soup, or leave the soup as a broth, and reserve the chicken for other uses.
  • Remove the matzo balls from the water, and serve in the hot chicken soup.
  • Cooking Time is 4 hours
  • Note: These matzoh balls are 'sinkers'. These are traditional matzoh balls, as this recipe was passed down when there was a need to make them as heavy as possible to feed a hungry family during lean times. Cut the matzoh meal by 1/2 cup to lighten the load."

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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I love matzo ball soup... Have to make this one.

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    " It was excellent "
    maywest ate it and said...
    these are great. I added some dill and grated onion to some of them just to try and it made them even better. thanks I love jewish holidays
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    " It was excellent "
    peepers ate it and said...
    Similar to how I prepare my chicken soup. I usually add more garlic. LOL
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  • lor 10 years ago
    This soup is so delicious, you'll want to prepare it even when you're not suffering with a cold or the flu ;-)
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  • jenniferbyrdez 10 years ago
    Please bring me some.
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  • shirleyoma 10 years ago
    Sounds so good! yummmmm
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