Bess Herman’s Matzo Ball Recipe

Submitted by Sylvia Morrison, Director of Database Marketing at Cleveland Clinic • Director of Database Marketing

Bess Herman’s Matzo Ball Recipe

Happy Passover! Enjoy this excellent matzo ball recipe.


  • 6 eggs (1/2 eggshell of water per egg (slightly less))
  • 1.5 cups matzo meal
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Beat eggs & water
  • Gradually add matzo meal & oil
  • Do not mix too much
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes
  • Take one teaspoon of mixture at a time & roll into ball
  • Drop into boiling water
  • Cook covered for 30 minutes
  • Refrigerate or freeze until ready to place into boiling chicken soup

Makes 26 matzo balls (like your Grandma used to make or like you enjoy in a NY deli!)

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

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