Matzo brei means fried matzo in Yiddish. During the week of Passover, matzo brei makes a popular breakfast, lunch and dinner dish. While there are fancier matzo brei recipes with vegetables and spices -- or even this one with lox! -- my kids prefer to make and eat this simple matzo brei recipe.
- 2 cups boiling water
- 4 matzos
- 4 to 6 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 to 4 tablespoons oil (or butter) for pan-frying
Pour hot water over matzos. Drain immediately. Squeeze out excess water. Break softened matzo into pieces. Set softened matzos pieces aside.
In a bowl, whisk eggs. Add salt. Stir in softened pieces of matzo.
In a skillet, heat oil or butter over low heat. Pour egg-matzo batter into skillet. Cook matzah brei like an omelet (turning once).
Serve with strawberry jam.