Cogy's World Famous Matzo Balls

Cogy's World Famous Matzo Balls

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"After making many, many batches of matzo balls for my friends, I perfected the recipe and am sharing it here. They're always welcome treat served to sick friends and family."


2 h servings 297 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 186 mg
  • 62%
  • Sodium:
  • 653 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until thick and light colored. Combine the matzo meal, vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon chicken stock, vodka, salt, pepper, basil, garlic powder, and club soda in a large bowl, and stir until well blended. Cover, and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Pour the 2 quarts chicken stock into a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Meanwhile, form small, 1 to 2 inch diameter balls using the chilled matzo mixture. Place the balls in the chicken stock, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until matzo balls are cooked through, 45 to 60 minutes.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I signed up just to rate this recipe. It serves closer to 10 than 4, so be prepared. We had leftovers here for days (but it reheats well). I made these balls to practice for the upcoming Holi...

This recipe makes up the absolute best matzo balls I have ever had. They were fluffy, not heavy and very flavorful. This made about sixteen 1-2" matzo balls. This will be my go-to recipe, esp...

Just had these last night for an early sedar. They were a HIT with homemade chicken broth! I may jazz them up with a few more spices, aromatics or schmaltz instead of oil next time for a twist :...

Fantastic! It was my first time making matzo balls, so I'm sure any mistakes were my own. Some of them fell apart and with the balls I kind of got a matzo mush but... even that was yummy!

the best balls I have tasted my whole life... ate every night for three days in a row while sick... I believe they were instrumental in my recovery

I accidentally used Matzah Cake Meal without making any changes, and these still turned out really well. The flavor of your stock makes or breaks this dish, but the Matzo balls were really good...

Excellent! These Matzo balls nursed me back to health when I was suffering from the flu.


Not a huge fan of all the extra ingredients. I didn't have the soda so they didn't come out as fluffy as usual. I might try it again...