The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

Passover Treat: Matzo Brei!

Posted in Uncategorized by Juliet on March 12, 2014

Matzo Brei is another recipe I shared in the Press-Enterprise article back in 2003.  Here’s what I wrote:

“Matzo is unleavened bread eaten during the eight days of the Passover festival.  It is available year-round in boxes in the kosher food aisle.  Special kosher for Passover matzo is sold in the weeks leading up to each year’s holiday which begins at sundown on April 16 (this year-2003.)

Matzo Brei may be eaten for breakfast or as a snack.  It is delicious plain but also may be served with applesauce and/or maple syrup.

MATZO BREI (serves 2 or 3)


  • 3 matzos, crumbled
  • 1 c boiling water
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • salt to taste
  • 1 T butter or margarine for frying

Combine the crumbled matzos and boiling water in a mixing bowl and let stand for 10 minutes or longer until softened.  Pour in the beaten eggs and salt; stir until the matzos are evenly coated.  Season to taste with salt.

Heat just enough butter or margarine to coat the bottom of a 9″ or 10″ nonstick skillet.  When it is hot enough to make a drop of water sizzle, pour in the matzo mixture.  Turn to moderate heat and cover.  Cook until bottom is golden brown and top is fairly set.  Loosen with a spatula, then slide out onto a flat plate.

Invert the skillet over the plate, then flip over so that the uncooked side is now on the bottom of the skillet.  Cook, uncovered, until the underside is golden brown.  Cut in half to serve two or into three wedges to serve three.


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