Matzah Brei

A recipe for a popular Passover breakfast treat.

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  1. Prep: 5 minutes
  2. Cook: 15 minutes
  3. Total: 20 minutes

Some people prefer softer matzah brei, while others like it crunchier. For a softer version, use more boiling water.


  1. boiling water
  2. Salt and white pepper
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 6 sheets of matzoh


In a large bowl, break matzah into fragments. Not too small! Sprinkle with a little boiling water to soften matzah (no more than 1/4 cup).

While matzah is softening, beat eggs. Pour over softened matzah, add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

Pour mixture into hot, oiled frying pan and cook over medium heat, stirring until matzah brei is dry but not crisp.

Serve with cinnamon and sugar, honey, or preserves (blackberry jam is particularly good). Matzah brei cools quickly. Can be reheated in the microwave.

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