Matzah Brei (Recipe Monday)

Monday, April 9, 2012

This weekend was the start of Passover, my second favorite holiday (my favorite is Thanksgiving).  

For one week a year, I really don't mind eating matzah instead of bread and other flour products.  Some call me crazy, but I actually crave matzah with cream cheese (whipped) for one week a year.  My other favorite matzah based  recipe is Matzah Brei.  I made it Sunday morning, and although I have been making for years from my dad's recipe, it turned out the best yet.  It's a very simple recipe.

Ingredients (3 Servings):
3 Matzahs
3 Cups boiling/hot water
2 Eggs
1 1/2 Tbsp Butter/Margarine
pinch of salt

1.      Break each matzah into quarters
2.      Soak  Matzah in the boiling water for about a minute, keeping the matzah fully submerged, then drain.

3.      Mix together the eggs, salt and moist matzah gently keeping the matzah chunky.

4.      Heat a frying pan over medium heat and melt 1/2 Tbsp of butter.  
5.      Pour 1/3 of the matzah mixture into the frying pan and pat down in pan to make pancake-like. Cook      
      until golden brown on both sides.
6.      Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 3 pancakes.

How the brei is devoured is up to you.  It can be eaten sweet with sugar sprinkled over it (my fav), syrup or powdered sugar or eaten as a more savory dish by adding salt and pepper or even chopped scallions.

A Shariously delicious and easy way to get through staying away from leavened bread for the week!


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