…and taste test!
Just in time for Passover, Jewlicious presents a very good Matzo brei recipe. Matzo Brei is a really simple treat to make, and yet, people mess it up ALL THE TIME! With this easy recipe, you can add whatever sweetener you like. It’s yummy, and pretty and isn’t a friggin’ Matzo omelette, like those other recipes. Gross. I recruited an honest to goodness raised-ashkenazi Jew who had never had a sweet Matzo brei before – my wife! She’s now Sephardic of course and this is but one in many gastronomic eye openers for her as she has never had a sweet Matzo brei. Will she like it? Will she hate it? Will it stir memories of shtetl Passovers gone by, deep within her soul? Click and find out! And if you like the video, feel free to share so that we can do whatever is possible to present suitable alternatives to crappy recipes.
– 4 eggs
– 4 plain Matzos
– 1 teaspoon salt
– Pinch of pepper
– Butter or vegetable oil for frying
Preparation (15 minutes)
The recipe is very simple. You use one egg for every piece of Matzo. This recipe used 4 eggs, so I also used 4 pieces of Matzo. First, cut the Matzos into 2 inch pieces and then soak them in boiling water for about 30 seconds. Then drain the water with a strainer. Mix the eggs and then pour them on top of the Matzos. Add a teaspoon of salt (and optionally a pinch of pepper), mix well and soak for about a minute. Melt a pat of butter (or use vegetable oil if you want it to be parve) in a frying pan and add the egg/Matzo mix. Flatten it with a spatula and fry for 5 minutes on medium heat. Use a plate to flip it over and fry the second side for 3 minutes. Cut into quarters, drizzle with your favorite sweetener – I used Maple syrup but you can use fruit, jam, sugar etc. – and serve to your family or your favorite Ashkenazi Jews! Happy Passover!