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Best size pot for matzah balls?

roz | Apr 3, 2015 09:16 PM

Friends:

I'm going to be cooking matzah balls for a Seder tomorrow, using the traditional recipe from the Manischewitz matzah meal can The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of matzah meal, and in the past, when I've doubled it, even though I've cooked the matzah balls in a 12-quart pot, the matzah balls were never thoroughly cooked in the middle.

I suspect this is because the matzah balls were too crowded, and that even with a very deep pot, the fact that it was 10 inches in diameter still prevented the matzah balls from having enough room. I've seen several suggestions about cooking matzah balls in batches. I don't have the same pot available this year, but I'm wondering about which of two other pots to use, and how to determine how many batches to cook. Assuming I double the recipe (1 cup of matzah meal), is it better to use a
4-quart pot that is 8 inches wide and 5 inches deep? Or better to use a 5-quart pot that is shallower but wider - 10 inches wide and 4 inches deep? And how many batches should I do? Interestingly, the Manischewitz recipe says that you can use a 4-quart pot for the 1/2 cup recipe.

Thanks in advance for any advice, and happy holiday weekend.

-Roz

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