Omer Recipes 2017: Day 7 | Lillian’s Luscious Matzah Balls

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Cap off counting of the Omer by joining us for Shavuot Ice Cream Study led by Howard Shatz: “Out of the Desert: The origins and future of the Islamic State (and what it means for Israel)”, Tuesday, May 30, 8:30pm (at the home of Rabbi Bass).
Today is 7 days, which is 1 week of the Omer

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And here’s today’s recipe, contributed by Alan S..

Lillian’s Luscious Matzah Balls


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 T chicken fat (Empire or other kosher brand)
  • 4 T. Club Soda
  • 1 c. matzah meal mixed with 1 T. salt & pepper combo (I use Himalayan rock salt or sea salt only with fresh ground pepper)


  • Beat eggs
  • Add chicken fat, club soda and matzah meal and continue mixing until blended
  • Refrigerate mixture for at least an hour
  • Form matzah balls (you can make any size, but about 2 inch diameter is best) by using cold water on your hands to keep meal from sticking
  • Gently drop(a slotted spoon works best) in large pot of salted boiling water and boil GENTLY for about 40 minutes until they float.

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