Simple Matzo Brei (Parve)

Matzo Brei
The Spruce
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 4

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 water (boiling)
  • 4 matzos
  • 4 to 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons oil (or butter, for pan-frying)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour hot water over matzos.

  3. Drain immediately.

  4. Squeeze out excess water.

  5. Break softened matzo into pieces. Set softened matzos pieces aside.

  6. In a bowl, whisk eggs and add salt.

  7. Stir in softened pieces of matzo.

  8. In a skillet, heat oil or butter over low heat. Pour egg-matzo batter into skillet.

  9. Cook matzah brei like an omelet (turning once).

  10. Serve with strawberry jam or honey.

  11. Enjoy!