Oh My – Matzo Brei
I love passover as much as the next Jew, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t craving a giant bowl of pasta and a apple fritter right about now. Aside from stuffing myself full of chocolate and other sweets, I’ve found the only good way to deal with your no-carb cravings is to appease them with Passover-friendly dishes.
One dish in particular that has always been a favorite on mine (although I’ve never attempted to make it until now) is matzo brei. I guess you could call this meal the Passover equivalent of french toast. Traditionally consumed as a breakfast food in most homes, I grew up eating this meal any time of day.
This recipe is as simple as it is delicious. Here’s what you need:
- 2 Sheets of matzo for every egg you use ( each egg serves about 1)
- Butter for the pan
- Splash of milk to lighten
- Break your matzo apart with your hands and soak in a bowl of water for 5 min.
- In a separate bowl scramble your eggs
- Strain your matzo then pour eggs over your soggy pieces
- Add a splash of milk to lighten up the “batter”
- Melt butter in a frying pan
- Pour “batter” into the pan, then flatten so that it covers the surface
- Cook on low for about 10 minutes then flip over and cook another 10 minutes
- Serve and enjoy!
I always top mine with some sort of sweet item to give it a little more flavor. My personal favorite is maple syrup, although my family prefers to just sprinkle sugar on top.
and P.S. – A little Matzo Rap –> Enjoy!