- 1 (5-pound) baking hen, quartered
- 4 quarts water
- 4 stalks celery, cut into 3-inch pieces
- 4 carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces
- 1 large onion, quartered
- 1 small green pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon salt
- Matzo Balls
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients except Matzo Balls in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3 hours or until hen is tender.
Remove hen from broth, and reserve for use in another recipe. Strain broth, and discard vegetables.
Return broth to Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Drop Matzo Balls into broth. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes.