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Gluten Free Matzah Balls: Dinner: 9-15-2021

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These are gluten free matzah balls that we had my Niece help prepare this afternoon after she helped us with lunch. She enjoyed cooking with us.

We had some of the matzah balls with chicken broth for dinner tonight along with beef brisket (I will have the beef brisket for lunch tomorrow with the matzah balls and watermelon), salad and homemade thousand island dressing, baked potato and a watermelon slice for dessert. Tonight’s dinner was: 56 total carbs. and was really delicious.

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Never had a matsaballs?? What do they taste like??

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Herman7275

A matzah ball is great, but it depends on what you cook them out of (regular or gluten free) for ingredients. We used a gluten free mix. I really like them.😀👍

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Hi Leah, the closest I’ve come to eating Matzah balls is dumplings so matzah balls sound really nice to me as I see they’re made with matzah meal which’s from unleavened bread so I’m sure that gluten free ones are delicious especially in a soup.

I think it’s great making these with your niece especially as they are traditional Passover food so nice one and I bet they tasted even better because you both made them. 😊

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Jerry

Thank you for saying that, Jerry. You're right about the Matzah Meal. You can use the matzah balls for certain times of the year. :-) I enjoy them and having help cooking them is a lot of fun. We even made one extra so she could taste test them before leaving yesterday afternoon. She really liked it! :-)

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I bet she did, they'd be nice made with grated apple for a desert I expect. 🍏 😊

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Jerry

That's a good idea-- add apples grated. I will have to suggest that to my mom when she and my niece help with the matzah balls, again. :-)

Never had matzah balls but if the closest to them is dumplings as Jerry mentioned then they must be delicious. I was surprised when I saw the mention of beef because I dont see you post often about it. I hope you enjoyed your meal. Lucky u to have leftovers.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Imaaan

As Jerry has said, the matzah balls are made with matzah meal and they may be like dumplings, but the mixes are slightly different depending on if you have a gluten free type or the regular. The gluten free version we have for last night's dinner and today's leftover's lunch is more fluffier than the regular ones we've had in the past. Very good and stays together better. :-)

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Imaaan in reply to Activity2004

Fluffy is good in my books ;)

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Imaaan

Yes. Fluffy is always good and not hard. One year, we had matzah balls and they were just too hard after cooking. The other time, we had some that just fell apart and were too mushy, but still tasted okay. This year, we got lucky so far. :-)

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Imaaan in reply to Activity2004

Finding the right consistency takes the right ingredients and some practice sometimes.....testing out a la Goldilocks in the kitchen.

Are you observing Yom Kippur? I just googled appropriate greetings, but I won't risk messing it up. I hope your day goes well.

I used to share a flat with a non-observant Jew but we dabbled in a few dishes. We made matzo (that was our spelling) balls by crushing matzo biscuits in the food processor. This was a long time ago, and I don't think matzo meal was available in the local shops.

Nothing was kosher in our home, with bacon and salami always in our fridge. I thought our chicken liver pate recipe we got from his mum was Jewish, but it had butter in it, so far from kosher.

Our matzo balls were stodgy, I'm afraid. I don't think I have tried them since.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Subtle_badger

Thank you, Subtle_badger. I appreciate the wishes. :-)

Matzo/Matzah meal is somewhat new. It's been a few years now. :-) As for meats, it depends on the person what they will/won't eat. There's a 'butter' that is strictly nondairy, so it can be used for both meat/milk products. We usually use a 'buttery spread' for baked potatoes when we have meat as part of our dinners. :-)

My friend's dad was protestant, and his mum was from a particularly strict Jewish sect that forbade interfaith marriages, so she was expelled when she got married. So butter was fine. As was pork.

I've read a lot (including some recipes) about matzah balls and know of them to be a traditional type of food, but I've never ever tried to make them and haven't eaten them. But I have read that they go very well indeed with chicken broth. And I think beef brisket is always delicious! Glad to hear it was all so tasty!

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Callendersgal

Thank you, Sue! Yes, they really do go well with chicken broth and are good in general! One of my favorite holiday items to eat.😀👍

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