Vodka Matzo Balls

Vodka Matzo Balls


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Made with eggs, matzo meal, a splash of vodka and soda water, these tasty matzo balls are simmered in chicken stock until fluffy and cooked through.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 large eggs
  • 100g 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
  • 100ml soda water
  • 2 litres chicken stock

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

  1. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until thick and light in colour. Combine the eggs with the matzo meal, vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon chicken stock, vodka, salt, pepper, basil and soda water in a large bowl. Stir until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Pour the remaining chicken stock into a large saucepan 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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vodka is not kosher for passover - 15 Apr 2011

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