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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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

5 5

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".

5 5

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!

4 5

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.