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Classic Matzah Brei

Matzah Brei

Matzah (or matzo) is a type of flat cracker that is a central part of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Whether or not your family celebrates Passover, you and the kids may have seen shelves of extra matzah in your local supermarket this time of year. Unsalted and unleavened, matzah is not exactly bursting with flavor … but it’s great at soaking it up!

One of our favorite matzah dishes is Classic Matzah Brei. Sort of like a quick French toast, this delicious mix of softened matzah crackers and scrambled eggs tastes great plain with a little extra salt, or sweetened up with maple syrup or apple sauce!

Classic Matzah Brei Directions

hands-on time:10 minutes

• mixing bowl
• colander
• frying pan

start-to-eat time:10 minutes

kids kitchen skills:
• beating eggs
• softening cracker sheets
• scrambling

note Grown-up steps and notes


• 4 large eggs
• 2 sheets of matzah
• 1 tablespoon butter
• salt to taste


1. Crack eggs into a bowl with two pinches of salt, beat them with a fork, and set aside.
2. Break the matzah into small pieces, and place in a colander in the sink.
3. note Carefully pour very hot (or boiling) water over the matzah to soften it.
4. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium-low heat.
5. Sauté the matzah pieces in the frying pan with the butter, adding a little more salt.
6. Pour egg mixture over the matzah and scramble both together for about 2-4 minutes until they're no longer runny. Happy Passover!

Makes Serves 2