During Passover it is traditional (required in observant households) to avoid all foods that use leavening. Matzoh replaces bread in the diet. Breakfasts can be a bit of a challenge since many breakfast items are leavened. Matzoh brei is one way to incorporate matzoh into one’s breakfast – and therefore get around the whole leavening problem. My father is the Matzoh Master. He can make matzoh a thousand different ways, all better than anything you ever imagined possible. In fact, his matzoh brei is so good we eat it year round, not just when required!
Matzoh-Brei (4 servings)
- 8 eggs, beaten
- a pinch of pepper
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 4 matzoh squares
- ½ onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons oil
Put the beaten eggs in a medium bowl.
Break two of the pieces of matzoh in half and hold them under running cold water for 5 seconds. Break up the dampened matzoh. Put them in the beaten eggs. Repeat with the remaining matzos.
Stir the matzos in the eggs and let them sit for five minutes while you are sautéing the onions. Pour the beaten eggs and matzos in with the sautéed onions. Move the eggs around the way you would if you were scrambling eggs. Depending on whether or not you have a non-stick pan you can try and flip the omelet or put the whole pan under a broiler until it is golden. Serve.