Passover/Seder Dishes

April 13, 2014 (CHICAGO)

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


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


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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