Passover/Seder Dishes

Part of the traditional observation involves food, and Joey Morelli, Chef at Max's Deli came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio to show us how to make a few dishes and to explain their meaning.
April 13, 2014 5:55:40 AM PDT
The Passover holiday starts in the evening of Monday, April 14 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, April 22. Passover celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.

Of course, part of the traditional observation involves food, and Joey Morelli, Chef at Max's Deli came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio to show us how to make a few dishes and to explain their meaning.

Chef Morelli's Recipe: Matzo Ball Soup

Ingredients:

Matzo Ball recipe: (makes 10 balls)

  • 5 eggs
  • 2T veggie oil
  • 2 cups matzo meal
  • 1/2 gallon chicken broth
  • 1/4 t white pepper
  • 1/4 t dry dill
  • 1/4 t kosher salt

Preparation:

1. Whip eggs amd oil 3 minutes till fluffy

2. Fold in matzo meal slowly with rubber spatula

3. Mix salt, pepper and dill into dough

4. Cover and let sit 1 hour

5. Bring broth to a simmer

6. Form balls with a 3oz ice cream scooper and roll in your hands till smooth & round

7. Drop in broth and simmer 30 minutes

8. Cool in ice bath till ready for service


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