While it’s still Passover (which is not officially over until Saturday the 14th), I thought I’d share a simple recipe for a yummy treat that you can try all year, but is especially good during “matza week” — MATZA BREI. It’s basically fried matza and eggs.
4 slabs of matza (plain is best, as far as I’m concerned)
About 1/4 cup boiled water
About 1/4 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Crush up the matza in a bowl so that it’s in small pieces — about 1/2 inch in size. Pour in the boiled water and mix up — just enough to moisten and soften the matza, but not so much that it becomes gluey. Add in the eggs and milk and salt and pepper and stir up well. Heat a frying pan with olive oil or butter. When it’s nice and hot, pour in the mixture and spread out in the pan. Let it fry up so that the bottom is done and starting to brown. Then flip it and break up into smaller pieces. Keep frying and stirring up a bit so that it’s all brownish but not too dry. (Some people like their Matza Brei dry, others like it moist. I like it medium dry.)
Serve up with jam on the side. (Makes enough for 2 people.) Enjoy!