Matzo Kleis Recipe: Kosher For Passover Food - Jewish Diets And Cuisines

Motza Kleis - Passover Food Recipe - Cooking Jewish Food

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Matzo Kleis Recipe: Kosher For Passover Food - Jewish Diets And Cuisines

Matzo kleis, also known as matzo balls, are a traditional Jewish dish that is often served during Passover. Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the Israelites' liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. During Passover, Jewish dietary laws require the avoidance of leavened bread, so matzo kleis are made with matzo meal instead of flour. Here's a recipe for matzo kleis:


- 4 large eggs

- 1 cup matzo meal

- 1/4 cup chicken fat or vegetable oil

- 1/4 cup chicken broth or water

- 1 tsp salt

- 1/4 tsp black pepper

- 1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)


1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until they are light and fluffy.

2. Add the matzo meal, chicken fat or vegetable oil, chicken broth or water, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder (if using) to the bowl. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.

3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours.

4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

5. Wet your hands with cold water and form the matzo mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball.

6. Drop the matzo balls into the boiling water and reduce the heat to a simmer.

7. Cover the pot and cook the matzo balls for 20-30 minutes, or until they are cooked through.

8. Use a slotted spoon to remove the matzo balls from the water and serve them in soup or as a side dish.

Matzo kleis are a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for Passover or any time of year. They are easy to make and can be served in soup or as a side dish with gravy. Enjoy!