Simple Matzo Brei

Simple Matzo Brei

Matzo brei means fried matzo in Yiddish. During the week of Passover, matzo brei makes a popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner dish.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Pour hot water over matzos. Wait 1 minute, then drain.
  3. Step 3

    Break the softened matzo into pieces.
  4. Step 4

    Add the matzo to the eggs and stir to incorporate. Wait 5 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    In a skillet, heat oil or butter over low heat. Pour egg-matzo batter into skillet. Stir frequently, but not constantly. Allow the egg to curdle for a moment between stirs. When the egg is mostly done, turn off the heat. The residual heat in the pan will finish the job. When all the egg is cooked, season with salt to taste, then plate.
  6. Step 6

    Top with sliced chives. Serve immediately, with crème fraîche and applesauce.