Matzah Brei

    • Prep Time
    • 5 mins
    • Cook Time
    • 15 mins
    • Yield
    • 1 skillet
    • Difficulty Level

Matzah brei means “fried matzah” in Yiddish. It is also sometimes spelled matzah brie or matzo brei. Very confusing, I know.

Everyone has a recipe for matzah brei. Thousands exist. But all have the same ingredients. Dry matzah, broken into pieces, is softened in hot water or hot milk, mixed with eggs and pan-fried. It can be savory or sweet depending on your preference. Kind of like a French toast, but with matzah instead of bread.

It can be thick like a frittata or flatter and less well formed, like scrambled eggs. You can also add veggies like an omelet or top it with fruit. One thing is certain: it’s a breakfast staple, especially during Passover.

I remember my grandma making it for me all year as a child. I love it because of the crunchy outside and the moist inside.

We like it savory in my family. This is how my grandma made it and I make it the same way, only with more pepper. You can top it with a poached egg or eat it with some lox and an Israeli salad. Enjoy it any way you please. And maybe you’ll love it so much you’ll even have it after Passover is over.

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Ingredients

  • 6 sheets matzah
  • 2 cups milk or water
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • 1. In a large bowl, break the matzhas into 1-2 inch pieces.
  • 2. Heat up 2 cups of milk or water. Pour the hot liquid over the matzah and mix. Cover and let soften, about 2-3 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Season with salt and up to 1 tsp pepper, to taste. Pour eggs into the matzah and mix until evenly incorporated.
  • 4. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Pour matzah mixture into the pan. Decrease heat to low and fry, without stirring, for about 5 minutes or until the bottom is brown but not burnt.
  • 5. Carefully flip and fry until other side is browned. If you cannot do it in one piece, cut brei in half and flip each half separately.
  • 6. Serve immediately with your favorite salads, eggs or by itself.

Instructions

  • 1. In a large bowl, break the matzhas into 1-2 inch pieces.
  • 2. Heat up 2 cups of milk or water. Pour the hot liquid over the matzah and mix. Cover and let soften, about 2-3 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Season with salt and up to 1 tsp pepper, to taste. Pour eggs into the matzah and mix until evenly incorporated.
  • 4. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Pour matzah mixture into the pan. Decrease heat to low and fry, without stirring, for about 5 minutes or until the bottom is brown but not burnt.
  • 5. Carefully flip and fry until other side is browned. If you cannot do it in one piece, cut brei in half and flip each half separately.
  • 6. Serve immediately with your favorite salads, eggs or by itself.

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