Basic Matzo Brei

    10 minutes

    This was absolutely my favourite breakfast when I was growing up. I prefer to use onion matzos when I can find them.

    28 people made this

    Serves: 1 

    • 1 matzo cracker
    • 1 egg
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Take the matzo and break into small pieces into a bowl. Cover with hot water for a minute. Then squeeze out the water.
    2. In a small bowl, beat one egg with salt and pepper to taste and add to matzo. Mix well.
    3. Heat frying pan with a little oil. Pour mixture into the pan. Brown one side and turn over.

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    A great jewish favorite. As written this is just OK. I would make a few suggestions...use egg & onion matzoh if you have it. I use butter instead of oil and add some salt, pepper and cinnamon. This is still a rather bland dish (kids like it though). You can even add grated apples, dried fruit, etch to add some flavor.  -  03 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I sauteed a little onion in butter, rather than oil, and added the matzo brei mixture when the onions were translucent to make a mixture that I enjoyed even more.  -  20 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this like a french toast and added vanilla and cinnamon and served with syrup. I am not Jewish, but this is pure comfort food for my husband. He liked the additions so much that he invited his parents up for breakfast. Even my mother-in-law asked what I did differently and she makes it for her husband this way. Also, I made this dish for my daughter's 5th grade class for their heritage day and only one small portion remained!  -  03 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)