Grandma’s Matzo Balls

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Grandma's Knaidlach - Matzo Balls


Oh how I miss my grandma..   I will never forget talking to her on the phone for an hour just about a recipe or anything that involves food.  We could go on and on forever.  She taught me a very useful tip when I was younger – “Courtney, you can always add more but you can’t take out.”   I used to add too much salt to everything and then I wouldn’t touch it.  Although we found one exception to this rule, and that is chocolate – you can never have enough!  It’s been so hard not to be able to pick up the phone and talk to her about her day.  She was full of life, but her body was running on empty.


My last conversation with her was of her telling me about her upcoming surgery, and how that it would fix everything so I could come visit with the baby.  She talked about how she was so anxious to find out if I was having a girl or boy and what we would name them.  Unfortunately the surgery only made matters worse, and it tore me apart that I knew my grandma wasn’t going to make it.  When she joined my parents, grandpa, and other relatives in heaven I thought to myself, how could this happen?? Why?  Then I realized not only was she with all of the people she loved.. She was out of pain.  She was set free.


Grandma's Knaidlach - Matzo Balls

This is a copy she made for my mother.. 

So now as I open my recipe box and look at all the memories we have of my grandma I can’t help but smile.  Smile and think of all the times we would talk about recipes.  At first it was hard for me to even think about making anything.  Now it is bringing me comfort.  I was brought up always eating my grandma’s cooking that was full of love, and now I will enjoy it just as if she had made it herself.  Not only me, but my beautiful family.
So I share this recipe for my Grandma’s Knaidlach (Matzo Balls) with you, and hope that you will also enjoy the way that I have for all these years.



Grandma's Knaidlach - Matzo Balls


Grandma’s Matzo Balls
Makes 15-20 


4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Seltzer Water (I like to do 3/4)
2 Cup Matzo Meal
Salt + Pepper + Parsley to taste
1 Teaspoon Oil


Beat eggs, seasonings, and seltzer.  Then add into a large bowl with the matzo meal. 
Mix until combined.  Place into the refrigerator for about an hour.  
Roll into balls and place into a large sauce pan with boiling water with oil.  
Boil them for about 20 minutes.  
Once they are done add into your favorite chicken soup.  

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Family, Food, and Photography are Courtney's passions and you'll see all of that on this blog.She married Chris in summer of 2008 and they had Sweet Baby summer of 2012.Sweet Baby has a rare food allergy called FPIES, which Courtney discusses frequently.She also loves to do car reviews, so check those out too!
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Comments

  1. says

    You are going to make me cry! Thanks for taking the time to share your Grandma’s recipe. Mine has been gone for almost 2 years now and I miss her SO much. It’s nice that you guys had something that you talked about together and you can now cook and remember her through it. ((hugs))

  2. says

    Courtney what a sweet post, and how thoughtful to share it with us. I have never had a matzo ball, but think I’m going to give them a try, in honor of your grandmother. They sure do look yummy.

  3. says

    Thank you so much for sharing this. My grandmother passed away when I was six, but our family “adopted” one who cared for us for many many years. I will make these and think of your grandmother. I have a great challah recipe if you’re interested. Vey easy!

  4. says

    Such a beautiful post! I’m part Jewish and miss my grandmother’s matzo balls so much. I can’t wait to try these for my family, they look so similar.

  5. Anonymous says

    Matzo Ball soup has been a favorite of mine since I was 4. I never had a home made recipe b/c my grandparents always ordered from the kosher deli. This is a good recipe. I will give it a try soon. Thanks!

  6. says

    Sorry for your loss. This month will be a year that mom has been gone and I still haven’t been able to cook a “real” since she’s been gone. However, like you I’m learning to focus on the good she left while marinating on the memories.

  7. says

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was so close to my own Grandmother and we always baked together. Memories of her homemade jam and freshly squeezed orange juice almost make me cry. ((hugs)) What a sweet post.

  8. Anonymous says

    I have never had these but your story makes me want to try them. Thank you for sharing the recipe. God bless….

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