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Passover Loukoumades















Trans-fat Free


1 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sugar
teaspoon salt
1 cup matzo meal
4 large eggs
1 x peanut oil
1 x pistachio nuts
chopped or coarsely ground
Baklava syrup
3 cups sugar
1 ½ cups water
2 each oranges
juice of, up to 3
1 each lemon
juice of
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ teaspoon cardamom seeds
, optional


SYRUP: Bring sugar, water, orange juice and lemon juice to a boil in a deep saucepan.

Cook over low to medium heat until the syrup is thickened and clear, about 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the spices.

Refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours for best results.

LOUKOUMADES: Combine water, oil, sugar and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Add matzo meal all at one time. Beating all the while, continue to cook the dough until it pulls away from the sides of the pot and forms a large ball.

Remove from heat and continue mixing for 5 to 10 minutes to help the dough to cool to lukewarm.

Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.

Drop by heaping teaspoons into hot oil.

They will submerge into the oil and then rise.

Make sure that they fry on both sides and have a uniform golden color.

Dip in syrup and stack on a plate in the shape of a mountain.

Sprinkle with coarsely ground or chopped pistachio nuts.

  • may be made with flour other times of the year


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 470g (16.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 95531% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 50%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 212mg 71%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 56%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 7% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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