- 2 large eggs
- 4 tsp olive oil, divided plus a bit for rolling/shaping
- 1 cup almond flour, sifted
- 2 tsp ground flaxseeds
- ¾ tsp sea salt, plus more for seasoning
- ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper, plus more for seasoning
- 1 celery stalk, sliced thin
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
- 1 Tbsp fresh chopped dill, lightly packed
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and one quarter of the olive oil until very frothy, about 1 minute.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour, flaxseeds, and salt. Add the egg mixture and stir until it’s a thick, sticky batter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Bring a large saucepan filled with 3 inches of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt.
- With clean, wet hands, roll the refrigerated dough into small balls, using about 2 generous tablespoonfuls to make balls 1½-inches in diameter. Gently lower each ball into the boiling water, one at a time, as you make them. Reduce the heat to low, and let gently simmer for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add the remaining olive oil to a large sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add the celery and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the celery is slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Add the parsley and dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the matzo balls to the pot of broth. Cover and let simmer over low heat for 10 minutes to bring flavors together. Serve.
Excellent recipe. I make a HUGE batch of the balls and freeze them (I add cilantro or parsley to the mixture). It’s a quick go-to dinner one to two nights a week. Whatever veggies I have on hand go in the pot.