How to Make Matzah Brei


Matzah Brei (also spelled Matzoh Brei or Matza Brie) is a traditional Jewish dish made from matzah fried with eggs.

It’s commonly eaten as a breakfast food or snack during Passover, when only unleavened bread is permitted. One of our staff members says this is his absolute favorite holiday dish!


  • 4 sheets matzah bread
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 4 eggs
  • Butter or olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper



Crumble your matzah bread into pieces into a bowl. Cover it with hot water (about 1/4 cup). This will soften up the matzah. Let sit for 30 seconds and drain.

Crack your eggs into a separate bowl. Whisk together and add a pinch of kosher salt and pepper.

Pour the egg mixture over the matzah, making sure it’s all coated.

Heat some butter or oil in a frying pan. Pour the egg and matzah mixture into the pan. Cook until the eggs are no longer runny.

Serve and enjoy!



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