Recipe courtesy of Wayne Harley Brachman
Print
Truffled, Shiitake Matzo Ball Soup
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
1 hr 40 min
Cook:
30 min
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
1 hr 40 min
Cook:
30 min

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons rendered chicken fat, melted (schmaltz)
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock, plus 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon truffle oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup matzoh meal
  • Shiitake Gribenes, recipe follows
Shiitake Gribenes:
  • Skin from 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion, chopped in large chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces shiitake mushrooms, cut in chunks
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

Mix together schmaltz, stock, truffle oil, salt, and eggs. Thoroughly mix in matzo meal. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Form into golf balls and stuff with a teaspoon of Shiitake Gribenes in the center, and cook, covered, in 2 quarts of boiling chicken stock for 20 minutes until light as a feather but also heavy as a cannon ball.

Shiitake Gribenes:

Saute chicken skin until fat exudes and lightly golden. Saute onion until deep golden brown. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Strain to separate solids from oil and reserve both. Saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon of the oil in the pan until wilted.

Remove shiitakes and reserve for the matzoh balls. Nosh on the gribenes, shmeared on rye bread.

Cook's Note

You may substitute duck or goose schmaltz (not ortelon schmaltz, it's too bony). You can use a little more salt, but it's not good for you.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Tamarind Balls

Recipe courtesy of Roger Mooking

Fresh Mozzarella Balls

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Clay Pot Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms and Chinese Sausage

Recipe courtesy of Katie Chin

Chickpea Soup

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Old-Fashioned Salisbury Steak with Shiitake Mushroom Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

Lentil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Sesame Balls with Red Bean Paste and Bananas

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

On TV

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10pm | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here