Matzos Kloese No. 1

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 2 matzos or
  • ½ cup matzos meal or
  • 1 cup soaked wheat bread
  • ¾ cup cracker meal
  • 2 tablespoons fat (goose)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ onion, cut fine
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • teaspoon nutmeg


Soak the matzos a few minutes in cold water and then drain and squeeze dry. Heat the fat in a spider, add the onions, fry to a golden brown, then add the soaked matzos, stir until it leaves the spider clean, then add seasoning, the egg, slightly beaten and then the matzos or cracker meal, just enough to shape into balls the size of a walnut. Drop into boiling soup 15 minutes before serving.

Test one in boiling water and if it boils apart add more meal.