This dish, like other ones with ground matzoh, is the peculiar indulgence of the religious believer.
As can be seen in Evenshtein's advice on enhancing the nutritional value of matzoh balls, cited earlier, the other books are equally cavalier; "Chicken in Sour Cream" appears in Evstaf'ev's book also.
Its version of "Tsukerlekakh (a Passover cake)" is made with flour (although other Passover cakes indicate matzoh meal) (p.
That you will never again be able to enjoy the umami taste of schmaltz on a piece of matzoh? Or the crunch of gribenes (chicken-skin cracklings) that brings back the joys of your grandmother's kitchen?
Goose fat allowed them to make their own versions of many local dishes (like derma, also known as kishkas, or the dumpling-like kreplach or matzoh balls) while avoiding the use of lard (definitely not kosher) or butter, which would limit dishes (particularly desserts) to vegetarian meals.
He'd start by cracking a few pieces of matzoh
with his strong jewelers hands.
But that's the way the matzoh ball bounces." The closest he came was in 1958, when he toured his own B-grade version of "the Catskills," what he defined as "anything north of Atlantic City ...
"Shalom Aloha from Hono-luya," Katz proclaims at the beginning of "It's a Michaye" before introducing his listeners to "Waikikishka," his Judaized version of the South Pacific that comes complete with "pineapple matzoh brie-ah," and a new member of his band, "Mendel Farber from Pearl Harbor," who can play Hawaiian freilachs.