Matzo Meal Rolls

December 28, 2012

Author: Ann Becker


These two recipes come from Janie Krantz who hails from Sioux City, Iowa, which she says had a large, vibrant Jewish community. She and her aunt think these are the right version of the recipes their Bubbie, Fanni Kantrovich who was from Kiev, used to make. Though who can tell when she always made everything impromptu with no recipe cards in sight!


1/2 c. Crisco

1 c. boiling water

1 t. salt

1 T. sugar

2 c. matzo meal

4 eggs


Add fat to boiling water in a sauce pan. Stir in dry ingredients. Beat over low heat until mixture leaves sides of pan. Remove from heat and put in bowl. Beat in 1 egg at a time. Batter should be thick and smooth. Shape into 8 balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour until browned. Serve as rolls or cut in half and fill as a sandwich.