Best Matzah Balls

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These can be tricky to get the right consistency. After years of experimenting with the basic recipe, I found these to come out soft but not falling apart. If you like firm/hard-middle matzah balls, either reduce the seltzer or add 1/4 cup matzah meal.

close up view of Matzah Balls on a baking sheet
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • cup club soda

  • 2 tablespoons club soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups matzo meal, or more as needed

  • 4 quarts water

Directions

  1. Whisk eggs and olive oil in a bowl until combined; stir both amounts of club soda and salt into egg mixture. Mix matzo meal into wet ingredients to form a workable dough; if mixture is too wet, stir in 1/4 cup more matzo meal. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Wet your hands and form matzo ball dough into walnut-size balls. Gently place matzo balls into boiling water. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer matzo balls until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Do not store matzah balls in your chicken soup; they will absorb the liquid and become mushy. Store separately and heat with your soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
6g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 19mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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