At Passover, hold the leavening. These matzo dippers take the place of dinner rolls quite deliciously.
Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 6 bunches scallions, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
- 4 large baking potatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds), cut into small cubes
- 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- Salt and pepper
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 5 sheets unsalted matzo
- 5 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- In a large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat. Add the scallions and cook for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, chicken broth, wine and 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover partially and simmer until the potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Using a blender, puree the soup. Return to the pot and stir in the heavy cream; season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.
- Rinse each sheet of matzo under running water, then break into small pieces and add to a large bowl. Stir in the eggs and milk and season with salt and pepper.
- In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Transfer the matzo mixture to the skillet, patting it down in an even layer. Cover and cook until golden-brown on the bottom, about 5 minutes.
- Hold a flat cookie sheet over the skillet and carefully invert the matzo pancake onto it. In the skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Slide the pancake into the skillet and cook until golden-brown on the other side, about 5 minutes. Slide onto a cutting board and cut into 8 wedges.
- Sprinkle the parsley on the soup and serve with the fried matzo dippers.