The Chew: Egg Drop Soup Recipe With Matzoh Balls
In honor of Passover, Mario Batali prepared an Egg Drop Soup with his Matzoh Balls recipe on The Chew. This is the traditional first course of a Passover Seder, a ceremonial dinner held to observe the start of the Jewish Passover holiday.
Passover celebrates the Jews’ freedom from slavery and their exodus from Egypt. For 2013, Passover begins Monday, March 25 at sundown. Never serve cheese with this recipe for Passover, according to Batali.
The Chew: Mario Batali Egg Drop Soup Ingredients
- 6 cups Chicken Stock
- 1 tbsp Parsley
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 cup Snap Peas
- Salt & Pepper
Mario Batali: The Chew Matzoh Ball Ingredients
- 4 Eggs (separated)
- 1/4 cup Chicken Fat (rendered)
- 2 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 cup Matzoh Meal
- 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
- 1/2 cup Parsley
- 1 tsp Salt
Mario Batali: The Chew Egg Drop Soup Directions
- Heat five cups of chicken stock in a large pot, reserving one cup.
- Simmer Matzoh Balls in chicken stock for around 15 minutes, until puffy. Turn occasionally.
- In a big bowl, mix remaining broth, egg, nutmeg, and parsley with a whisk.
- Once the stock is simmering, stir constantly.
- Add in snap peas and whisk for about a minute.
- Adjust seasoning as desired.
The Chew: Mario Batali Matzoh Balls Recipe Directions
- Combine egg yolks with chicken fat, chicken stock, parsley and salt.
- Then stir in matzoh meal.
- Use a whisking electric mixer to whip egg whites into stiff peaks.
- Fold egg whites into your matzoh mix and stick this in the fridge until it gets this, around 12-15 minutes. The longer you leave the mix in the fridge, the creamier it will end up.
- Form grape-sized balls using a spoon. Roll the balls until they are smooth.
The Chew: Michael Symon’s Gardening Advice
If you want to plan a garden this spring, here are a few words of advice from The Chew’s Michael Symon. Remember, “things that go together grow together," according to the host.
- Put shorter plants and vegetables closer to the sun, with taller growing items toward the back of your plot.
- Consider drainage when deciding where to put items such as tomatoes or herbs.
- Early spring is a great time to plant your garden.
- When planting seeds, follow package directions for best results on depth for planting.
- Symon recommended cutting the distance between plants in half from whatever the package says. This keeps out weeds, promotes growth, and limits the need for watering.
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Grow smaller items and seeds in a germination flat, which can be placed almost anywhere. Are you planning to create your own garden this year? Tell me what you are planting in the comments below.