By Marge Perry
Updated April 14, 2011
A Passover tradition, these matzo meal dumplings are shaped by hand and dropped into a pot of simmering chicken broth. Because you make the broth with skinned chicken pieces and strain out the solids, the broth is quite low in fat. Recipe:Matzo Ball Soup

There are many methods that make good matzo balls, and also many opinions about just how light or heavy a matzo ball should be. But one thing applies to any recipe you use: don't over-handle the mixture when forming the balls. Doing so makes them dense and chewy—and not in a good way!

Use just your fingertips, work the mixture as little as possible, and don't worry about making perfect smooth balls: the surface texture evens out as they cook.

Recipe: Matzo Ball Soup