We did it. We read the entire Passover schpiel in advance and not once is there mention of gefilte fish. You got your unleavened bread, plenty of wine, lots of delicious "mortar"... and yet no gefilte fish. If that's not a reason to leave it off this year's Passover menu, we give up. That said, Passover food is one of the most delicious spreads of the year. Delicious soup with fluffy (hopefully) matzoh balls, a big hunk of meat with all the fixings - classic medium-rare roast beef, as we're doing this year - and a flourless dessert come together to make a memorable feast for family and friends. Now if we could only find that bag of plagues that was such a hit last year...
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Basic Matzo Ball Recipe
In a large pan, over medium heat add the chicken fat. Saute onions until translucent. In a bowl beat eggs. Add matzo meal, salt, chopped parsley and onions in fat. To that add enough water to make a stiff batter, mix. Cover bowl and refrigerate 2-4 hours (or overnight). Wet hands and form balls (approx. 1-2 tablespoons). Add balls to large pot of boiling water. Cook 30 minutes and cut a matzo ball in half to check if cooked through. Add to soup before serving.