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Mock Knaidlach (Matzah Balls)

Mock Knaidlach (Matzah Balls)

Low Carb, Low Fat


Yield: 8-10 servings

If you would like to reduce the carbs, you can omit the potatoes; however the Knaidlach may come out a bit heavy.

  • 1/2 pound ground chicken, turkey or lean beef
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg white
  • 2-3 tablespoons Enlitened onions
  • 3 ounces cooked potato, peeled and well-mashed (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4-6 cups boiling water, or chicken soup

Using a food processor and the knife blade, mix all ingredients well on medium speed until sticky. With wet hands, form small balls and drop into either boiling water or chicken soup. Cook for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Serving size 1 ball (oz) 11/2 (g) 50 Calories 60 Protein (g) 7.7 Carbs (g) 2.2 Fat (g) 1.8 Sat. Fat (g) 0.5 Cholesterol (mg) 55 Sodium (mg) 90 Calcium (mg) 10 Fiber (g) 0

The following recipe series are excerpts from EnLITEned Kosher Cooking EnLITEned Kosher Cooking by Nechama Cohen with permission from Feldheim Publishers. The healthy Passover tips were provided by Nechama Cohen courtesy of the Jewish Diabetes Association Jewish Diabetes Association. In addition to its beautiful Passover section there are an additional 140 plus recipes throughout the book usable for Passover as well.
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Lisa Providence, RI January 24, 2014

Healthier Version of Matzah Ball Soup I make healthier Matzah Balls without egg yolks. Reply

Nechama Cohen April 18, 2010

enlitened onion From EnLITEned Kosher Cooking--- it is the way the onions are cooked with less oil Reply

Anonymous Skokie, IL via April 15, 2010

Enlitened Please enlighten me, what is an enlitened onion? Reply

Nechama March 25, 2010

pesach baking powder there is an abundance of kosher for pesach baking powder both in Israel and in the states---available in all the Pesach stores--in Israel the hechsher is Chug chatam sofer BB Reply

BJ W March 23, 2010

Baking powder Baking powder is chametz. How can this recipe be kosher for Passover? Reply

Anonymous Tel Aviv, Israel March 23, 2010

Kneidlach Baking powder on Pesach?? Reply

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