Matzo Brei

May 17, 2010

Serves 4

This is essentially Jewish French toast. In our house it has always been the traditional breakfast on Christmas mornings. My first husband, Doug, called it “fried cardboard,” but he loved it. Everybody does. I’ve found that it’s one of those foods that even the pickiest child will eat.

If you are feeding children, be sure to let them be the ones to break up the matzos, which make a very satisfying noise. And if you want, you could add a little more butter. My mother always said that lots of butter was the secret to matzo brei, and I won’t disagree. Brei, incidentally, rhymes with fry…

  • 5 matzos
  • 1 stick butter
  • 5 eggs
  • salt

Break matzos into a colander into small pieces.  Run under the tap and moisten well. Drain.

Melt butter in a large skilled. My mother says the secret of matzo brei is lots of butter, so if in doubt, add more. Beat eggs in a bowl. Add matzos and mix well. Put into pan and cook, stirring constantly, until eggs are set. Salt to taste.

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