Matzah Brei

How are you enjoying your chag? Do you miss bread yet? I think we can all hold out for just a little bit longer. I miss my chametz kitchen-supplies most of all, the rest of it doesn’t bother me. Did you eat breakfast yet? Here’s what I had for breakfast: Matzah (or matzo) brei.

Matzah brei is really ugly, or at least mine is. But it’s a Passover staple, so I have to share it with you anyway.

It’s basically scrambled eggs with matzah in it. You can make it sweet, savory, meat, dairy, whatever.

Matzah Brei
Serves 2


  • 2 sheets of matzah
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk + 2 tablespoons milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • cinnamon or powdered sugar, to garnish


  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl with the 2 tablespoons of milk and salt.
  2. Crush the matzah into small pieces, add the 1/2 cup of milk and sugar, mix. Set aside (the softer you want it to be, the longer you should let it sit).
  3. Heat the butter in a pan, then combine the eggs and the matzah. Now the pan should be hot enough to add the egg mixture. Mix and scramble until the eggs are just set, and serve right away, garnished with cinnamon or powdered sugar if desired.