Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

These are exceptionally light and fluffy and can be doubled, tripled, etc. with the same results.


  1. Mix together the oil and eggs.
  2. Slowly add the matzo meal.
  3. Add the salt, sugar and baking powder.
  4. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour till firm.
  5. Bring salted water to a rapid boil.
  6. With moistened hands, (gently) make balls (makes exactly 10).
  7. Add balls to water (balls will drop to bottom, but will pop up and float on top while cooking) Cover.
  8. Lower heat to a slow boil.
  9. Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Most Helpful

This is a tried and true recipe and deserves all five stars. I added some dried dill weed to mixture. The only thing I do different is that I whip my eggs and oil to a foam first. That ensures the fluffy texture and gives me more ball....14 in all.

Happy Harry #2 February 10, 2010

AWESOME! I grew up on these!! Make some rich chicken bouillon, add some parsnips, dill WEED and carrots and you GO! amberngriffinco

Amberngriffinco August 28, 2005