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Matzah brei on plate with fork

Matzah brei

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Matzah brei is a staple Jewish Passover dish for breakfast, brunch or dinner. It’s a simple mixture of eggs and crumbled matzah crackers — like a matzah French toast

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per sering
NutrientUnit
kcal247
fat12g
saturates6g
carbs23g
sugars0g
fibre1g
protein11g
salt1.61g
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Ingredients

  • 2 sheets of matzah, broken into 4cm pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the matzah pieces in a large flat bowl or tray. Pour over 150ml of hot water and make sure all the matzah is covered. Set aside to absorb the water for about a minute, making sure they're evenly soaked. You want it a bit puffy but not disintegrating. Discard the excess water.

  • STEP 2

    Beat the eggs in a large bowl with the salt and add the matzah pieces. Stir to combine.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the butter in a 25cm frying pan over medium heat until it foams. At this point, you can either pour in all of the egg and matzah mixture, and spread it in a flat layer in the pan, or form into four smaller patties. Leave the matzah brei to set for about 4-5 mins – it should be golden on the base.

  • STEP 4

    Use a spatula to flip the individual matzah brei or smaller patties over, and cook them for another 4-5 mins until golden brown. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of salt or your choice of toppings.

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