What is matzo meal?


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Matzo meal is the ground version of matzo, an unleavened bread. Matzo meal can be purchased as a fine grain or medium grain and is typically found in the kosher section of grocery stores. It is used to make dishes such as matzo balls, pancakes and gelfite fish.

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Matzo is made with flour and water. It often eaten during Passover because it is a flour item that is considered kosher. Matzo meal can be used as a flour substitute in dishes that do not need much flour, such as flourless chocolate cake and meatballs. It is not a recommended substitute for baked items that require large amounts of flour because it does not add the needed amount of structure.

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