hungarian dumplings

Recipe of the Month

Goose Consommé with matzo dumpling.


5 Litres Goose broth
2 large onions
2 large carrots, chopped
2 large celery sticks, chopped
2-3 pounds lean duck or goose meat, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 ounce dried mushrooms (any kind), soaked and chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
10 egg whites
A 2-inch piece of fresh rosemary, chopped
6-8 fresh sage leaves, chopped
4 bay leaves
2 tablespoons kosher salt
12 ounces of tomato puree

Make the raft by running the onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms and goose meat through a meat grinder. Don’t puree it.Mix in the garlic, egg whites, rosemary, sage and bay leaves and chill for at least 4 hour. Pour the cold goose broth into a stockpot and add the salt. Mix the tomato puree with the raft and add to the stock. Turn heat to medium and bring slowly to a simmer. Do not let it boil under any circumstances. Stir every couple of minutes until the raft begins to float on the surface.When the raft has formed, poke a 1-inch hole in its center and let the consommé simmer gently for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Put a fine-meshed sieve over a container and line the sieve with a paper towel. Turn the heat to low on the consommé and ladle the soup through the sieve into the container. Chill the consommé or serve immediately with matzo dumplings.

Matzo ball.

1 cup matzo meal
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons melted schmaltz (fat)
2 teaspoons baking powder

Measure and mix dry ingredients into a bowl. Individually break the eggs into a clear glass. Add schmaltz to the eggs and stir gently with a fork until the yolks are broken. Pour egg mixture into the dry mixture and gently mix with the fork. Place in the fridge for 1 hour. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil on the stove. After matzo ball mix has set, gently remove teaspoon fulls of the batter and roll into 1-2" balls and drop into the water. When all the balls are in the water leave it to boil until all the balls float to the top, and cook them for 10 minutes.


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