Fat Matzo Balls
Source: Healthy Helpings/MealLeaniYumm!
soda is the secret ingredient to make these knaidlach (matzo balls) light
and fluffy! This recipe can be doubled easily, but be sure to use a large
pot and don't peek during cooking!
1/2 cup matzo meal
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 egg plus 2 egg whites
2 tbsp. club soda (or ginger ale)
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. minced dill
2 1/2 quarts salted water
1. Combine matzo meal, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a
bowl. Add egg, egg whites, club soda, oil and dill; mix well. Cover and
refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Wet your hands and
shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Drop matzo balls into boiling water, cover
tightly and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from water with a slotted
spoon and transfer to chicken soup or vegetable broth.
Yield: 12 matzo balls. These may be frozen in
soup, or on a cookie sheet and then transferred to a plastic freezer bag.
Reheat them right in the soup!
25 calories per matzo ball, 0.9 g fat (0.2 g saturated), 18 mg cholesterol,
2 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 120 mg sodium, 19 mg potassium, trace iron,
trace fibre, 4 mg calcium.
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