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Grindz of the Day: Matzo Ball Soup & "Nathan’s Caesar Dog"

A few weeks ago, a practicing Jewish coworker made us a most-delicious pot of Matzo Ball Soup in recongition of Passover. It’s a simple recipe, with a basic chicken broth, along with chunky pieces of kosher chicken meat that came from the broth-making process, and the Matzo ball itself being made out of Matzo meal, egg and oil, combined, balled up, proofed, then cooked in the broth as seen here.

The Matzo ball, which looks like a meat ball, but isn’t, has a sort of glutenous texture to it, and takes on the “meatyness” of the broth quite well, making it think you’re eating a meat ball. It’s very filling, and would certainly hit the spot on a cold, rainy day, let alone a sunny day that we partook in it.

Matzo meal is made out of Maztos, which is that “cracker” you see dipped in the bowl. This is the brand Diner “Ang” generously brought along to serve with this awesome pot of Matzo Ball Soup…

Diner “Ang”‘s Matzo Ball Soup

The Tasty Island rating:

(3) Very Good. Considerable of another visit or purchase. (Supah’ Ono!)

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Nathan’s Hot Dog + Little Caesars Pizza = Nathan’s Caesars?

Nathan’s Hot Dog


Little Caesars Pizza


Nathan’s Caesar Dog

While I can’t vouch for this being Kosher, this is indeed some mighty tasty stuff. Nathan’s hot dog is very salty and porky-fatty, which makes it such a fantastic combo with the chewy, toasted pizza crust it’s baked in. This is probably one of the best hot dogs I’ve ever had, and best of all, this pig-in-the-blanket variation is availalble for just $1.50 from anytown USA at a Little Caasars Pizza stand in a K-Mart near you!

The Tasty Island rating:

(3) Very Good. Considerable of another visit or purchase. (Supah’ Ono!)

4 thoughts on “Grindz of the Day: Matzo Ball Soup & "Nathan’s Caesar Dog"

  • May 4, 2008 at 2:41 am

    It was cold and rainy today where I live (north of Seattle), so the matzo ball soup photos looked extra tasty to me!

    I love kosher hot dogs. My favorite are the Sinai brand beef hot dogs that they sell at Costco (in the multi-pack as well as in their food concession area) but I also enjoy Nathan’s Kosher from the supermarket. Once you have a kosher hot dog, it’s hard to go back to the run-of-the-mill stuff like Oscar Meyer or Ball Park Franks.

  • May 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I love Nathan’s hot dogs but have never tried it in a pizza dough blanket. It sounds fantastic!

  • May 5, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Jenny. Is Nathan’s hot dogs kosher? I don’t remember seeing that anywhere on the packaging. But indeed, Costco’s Sinai brand is excellent. Especially the polish!

    Carol, I tell ya’, it’s such a no-brainer. I’m surprised most pizza joints haven’t caught onto this yet. The combination of that glutenous, crusty dough bread along with the zesty dog is a winning combo!

  • May 5, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    My mistake, Pomai — I meant to reference Hewbrew National hot dogs from the supermarket, not Nathan’s! This is what I get for typing (and reading your delicious blog) on an empty stomach!


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