Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup
Photo by Sarah Jay


  • ¼ cup rendered chicken fat or fat reserved from the chicken broth, at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground white pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 oz. (1-¼ cups) matzo meal
  • 7 cups Golden Chicken Broth
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and 1/3 cup cold water. Add the rendered or reserved chicken fat and whisk until the fat blends in. Mix in the salt and pepper. Gradually but quickly stir in the matzo meal with a spoon; the mixture will be thick and stiff, like muffin batter. Don't overmi...

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