Fri, April 25, 2014 /       View Shabbat / Jewish Calendar

JewishBoston.com

Passover Comfort Food: Matza Fry

by Dan Brosgol / March 22, 2012

Passover is around the corner. In the food department, you know what that means. Carbs. Eggs. Seder mints. Fruit slices. Potato flour. Horseradish. Macaroons. Fake cereal.

Ready yet?created at: 2012-03-22

Even if you don’t go hard-core and clean out the chametz with a feather, odds are you’re going to stock up on matza and give keeping Passover the old college try at least for a few days.

So what to do for breakfast? Growing up there were two breakfast staples at Passover time- Manischewitz coffee cake and matza fry. The coffee cake, mind you, is full of very nasty ingredients, so as childhood has morphed into adulthood the only breakfast we really embrace is matza fry.

And embrace it we do.

Nothing could be easier, and, actually, the way we make it is very healthy. Here goes.

Ingredients

(For a family of five, mind you, so feel free to adjust)

8 pieces of matza

5 eggs (one whole egg, four egg whites only)

Salt

Water

Pan

Instructions

Boil a kettle of water.

Break the matza into smaller pieces (think jagged Oreo-size) and put them in a collander

Pour the boiling water over the matza until soft (but not too soft)

Put the softened matza into a non-stick pan and mix in the eggs.

Stir and cook until eggs are done (approximately 4-5 minutes)

Season with salt and enjoy

 

In the old days they’d cook it with chicken fat, butter, or oil. NOT NECESSARY.

You can also season with cinnamon and sugar for a sweeter take on this classic.

Tags for this Post

kosher for passover matza fry passover

Events

PJ Library Topsy Turvy Pajama Shabbat
Friday, April 25, 2014

PJ Library Topsy Turvy Pajama Shabbat

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Yavilah McCoy & Alexi Parashcos "Elements of Jewish Gospel"
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Yavilah McCoy & Alexi Parashcos "Elements of Jewish Gospel"

Temple Hillel B'nai Torah
Blue & White Night
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Blue & White Night

CJP - Combined Jewish Philanthropies
The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory, and Politics
Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory, and Politics

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
A Tribute to Israeli Song
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Tribute to Israeli Song

Jewish Music Theater
Auschwitz or Sinai: Israel and the Culture of Memory
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Auschwitz or Sinai: Israel and the Culture of Memory

Hebrew College
National Center for Jewish Film's Jewishfilm.2014 - "Before the Revolution"
Thursday, May 01, 2014

National Center for Jewish Film's Jewishfilm.2014 - "Before the Revolution"

National Center for Jewish Film
Cinco De Mayo Shabbat Dinner for 20's & 30's
Friday, May 02, 2014

Cinco De Mayo Shabbat Dinner for 20's & 30's

The Chai Center of Brookline