Simple Matzo Brei (Parve, Passover)

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

Steps to Make It

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.