Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Courtesy of Joan Nathan as seen on Martha Stewart.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup vegetable oil, plus more for baking sheet
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup matzo meal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or, to taste)
  • 4 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Brush a baking sheet with oil; set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring oil, 1 cup water, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Stir in matzah meal until sticky, remove from heat and let cool completely.
  5. Add sugar and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Fill a large bowl with water.
  7. Dip your hands in the water and then form dough into a ball about the size of a tennis ball.
  8. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  9. Repeat process until all dough has been used.
  10. Transfer to oven and bake until popovers are puffy, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking until golden brown, about 40 minutes.
  12. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This recipe was not a huge success in my kitchen. I followed the instructions and the popovers did not "pop!" That is, they did not rise. The only reason I gave it two stars is because they tasted fine, but were tiny. I found another recipe that uses cake meal in addition to matzo meal and they turned out much better.

Syd's kitchen April 19, 2011

I have made different versions of these rolls, but this one is the best I have tried. Puffs up like a popover and is a good size for small sandwiches.

cherie.murra April 11, 2009

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