Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Matzoh Brei

Matzoh Brei is a favorite food of mine during Passover, it's super simple to make, filling, and extremely versatile. It can be enjoyed for any meal or even dessert, the options are truly endless

Matzoh Brei
1 piece of plain matzoh
water
1 egg, beaten
vegetable oil (you could also use butter or schmaltz, depending on your preferences)

Note: this basic recipe is per person, multiply accordingly

Break up the matzoh into pieces and put in a bowl, cover with water and let sit for a minute or two until slightly softened (but not soggy). Add in the egg and whatever mix-ins and seasonings you like (see below for some ideas).

Heat a little oil on a griddle or in a pan. Pour in the Matzoh Brei mixture (it will be a large pancake shape, or you can make it into smaller ones) cook until golden brown on both sides. Top as desired.

Here are some of our favorite Matzoh Brei variations:

Savory: first add some salt and pepper to the mix, then...
Add caramelized onions and cheese before cooking, top with more cheese
Add bite-size cubes of grilled chicken and some veggies before cooking, eat with hot sauce
Top with tuna and cheese then pop the whole thing into the toaster oven or under the broiler for a few minutes to make an open face tuna melt
Top with salsa and plain greek yogurt or sour cream

Sweet: first add some sugar to the mixture, then...
Add cinnamon and a little vanilla before cooking, top with cinnamon and sugar or maple syrup
Mix some chopped apples and cinnamon before cooking

Mix in a handful of chocolate chips before cooking
Top with jam
Drizzle with honey


with caramelized onions and lots of cheese

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3 comments:

  1. It is one of my favorites too! I have never had a savory version though. I must make this for my husband, who didn't grow up in a Jewish family. He is missing out:)

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    1. I grew up only eating the sweet variety and a few years ago just kind of made a version with cheese, and now it's a perfect meal!

      My husband isn't Jewish either, but he just loves Matzoh Brei now.

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  2. This sounds really delicious for Passover food, thanks for sharing this Mal.

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