Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Garlic Kale Matzoh Balls

My idea here was to try to make a 'better for you' version of the generic matzoh balls.  I bought some whole grain matzoh meal and got playing around.  What I got when finished was definitely worth posting here.  I used garbanzo beans, baking powder and matzoh meal as the base in these bad boys.  These can also be used as UN-meatballs as they really held form and had a great texture.   I hope you enjoy them.

1C    Whole grain matzoh meal (I used Manischewitz)
1/2 t  Baking powder
1/8C Garbanzo beans pureed thick, unsalted
1 t     Garlic, minced
1/2C Kale, wilted in hot water
1/2 t  Onion powder
1/2 t  Oregano
1T     Water, if needed

     Chop the kale very fine.  In a bowl, mix by hand everything except the water.  Work with your hands to try to form entire bowl into 1 1/2 inch balls.  Use water if too dry.  In a pot, bring 2QT water to a boil.  Drop balls in one at a time. Boil for 3 min on high then reduce to a simmer for 5 more min.  Remove balls one at a time and place on a plate and refridgerate immediatly. Allow to cool completly to set firm.  To make sure your beans are kosher for passover be sure to smash them any way you can( food processor, blender, hammer) while raw and then boil for 18 min no more.  ENJOY!!!

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