Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 40 mins

These make light and fluffy matzoh balls. If you want hard as a rock matzoh balls (also known as Jewish hand grenades) you'll have to look for a recipe somewhere else.


  1. Add salt, pepper and club soda to yolks.
  2. Beat yolks on high speed.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  4. Fold yolks into whites with a fork.
  5. Fold matzoh meal in with a fork, 1/2 cup at a time, until mixture is of medium consistency.
  6. You will need at least 2 cups matzoh meal.
  7. Cover the bowl with foil and refrigerate at least 30-40 minutes.
  8. Boil water in a large pot.
  9. Form balls of mixture with hands; drop into the boiling water.
  10. Cook matzoh balls in a covered pot over low heat for 30-40 minutes.
  11. Add to soup when serving.
Most Helpful

Wow! Until last week my only experiences with matzoh balls came from a recipe on a matzoh flour box. Last week, DH was a bit under the weather and was craving Jewish deli style chicken soup with big chunks of carrots and matzoh balls. I found your recipe, made about half the recipe in 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls that were done in about 20 minutes. They were pillows instead of grenades! You need to re-name this recipe to "Mirjam's Marvelous, Matchless Matzoh Balls".

Lorac July 26, 2002

Perfect! I halved the recipe, as I only needed it for 4 people for a seder, and we still had plenty left over! Lite and fluffy- just as advertised. And easy to make! I gave people two options for the soup: a light chicken broth from manischevitz, or Curried Pumpkin Soup (35411)- which was SO good with these matzoh balls!

Nimita Patel April 12, 2009

I really don't know what it is, but I think you have to be part jewish to make good matzo balls!! I made these (granted the first time I ever tried) and they sank :( My BF thou he knows how to handle a good matzo ball. LOL thanks for posting, I will try my hand at this again, if the BF ever refuses to make me good Matzo balls.

Tarteausucre December 06, 2008