jewish food

Matzah Brei


French toast's kosher-for-Passover cousin.

Some people prefer softer matzah brei, while others like it crunchier. For a softer version, use more boiling water.



6 sheets of matzah

4 eggs

boiling water

salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, break matzah into fragments. Not too small! Sprinkle with a little boiling water to soften matzah (no more than 1/4 cup).

While matzah is softening, beat eggs. Pour over softened matzah, add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

Pour mixture into hot, oiled frying pan and cook over medium heat, stirring until matzah brei is dry but not crisp.

Serve with cinnamon and sugar, honey, or preserves (blackberry jam is particularly good). Matzah brei cools quickly. Can be reheated in the microwave.

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