Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Passover Breakfast!

Matzo Brei (fried matzo) is one of those dishes that you grow up eating if you celebrate Passover. My great grandmother made it, my grandparents made it, my parents made friends parents made it...Now, I make it. To me, it's a variation of a common favorite breakfast food, French toast. And in some ways, it's like scrambled eggs, too!

It's a quick and easy way to eat something...but does it taste like anything? Well, the way I make it, it does taste like something and you can have two ways. So the only question I have for you is, savory or sweet?

Base Fried Matzo recipe (Make sure you buy Kosher for Passover ingredients!)
1/3 cup of water
1 egg white
2 eggs
4 sheets of matzo
1 tablespoon butter

Break matzo up into pieces.
Boil water.
Pour water of matzo pieces in a bowl. Drain matzo with a strainer immediately (who wants soggy matzo, ick ick ick).
Heat butter in a fry pan.
Beat eggs and special ingredients (*see special ingredients section!)
Pour mix onto matzo.

Pour matzo into bubbling hot fry pan (medium heat would be fab), You want to cook this until golden brown. I like mine broken up style, some people like it frittata style (as in not broken up at all).

Now some special ingredients!
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
Pinch of paprika, a pinch of cumin
1-2 tbsp chopped tomatoes
1-2 tbsp chopped yellow onion
Handful of chopped smoked salmon

1 tbsp honey, pinch of cinnamon, and a handful of raisins
1 tbsp any flavored preserves

Here are the facts for the base recipe:

Nutrition Facts

Recipe Serves 2 people

Amount per Serving
  • Calories 325Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5.36g8%
  • Saturated Fat 1.73g9%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.71g
  • Trans Fat 0.05g
  • Cholesterol 212.97mg71%
  • Sodium 97.56mg4%
  • Potassium 24.19mg1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0.4g0%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Protein 7.8g16%

You could serve matzo brei with a poached egg (check it out here- great directions!)


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