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Mama’s Matzoh Ball Soup

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 15 minsTotal Time1 hr 25 mins

Matzoh Ball Soup

 1 Whole Raw Chicken (About 3 Pounds)
 10 cups Cold Water
 1.50 tbsp Kosher Salt
 2 Onions, peeled and cut in half
 5 Large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
 3 Stalks of celery, cut in chunks
 4 Parsnips, peeled, cut in chunks
 1 Small bouquet of dill, washed and tied together with an elastic
 1.75 cups Fine Egg noodles
 2 Dozen Matzoh Balls (recipe not included can make from a matzoh meal box)

Place whole raw chicken at the bottom of the pot. Cover with cold water until the top is immersed. Add in salt.


Add in onions, carrots, celery and parsnips.


Bring water to a boil with lid.


Skim the foam from the top (comes from the chicken). Turn heat down to a strong simmer with the lid on.


Let simmer for 45 minutes. Add in dill and cover again. Let simmer for another 15 minutes.


Remove chicken and soup is ready!


(You can remove meat from bones and add back into the soup for “chicken in a pot”).


Serve with egg noodles and matzoh balls.