Maze Brei – the Passover French Toast

matze brei

Passover is one of my favorite holidays. It is the beginning of Spring, weather is usually nice, I enjoy the Seder dinner, just one hitch – you are supposed to eat only matzot – unleavened bread, for seven days, and believe me, that gets old fast.

Many Jewish homemakers came up with ideas of things to do with those cracker – like things. One of the best is this breakfast dish, that is similar to French Toast, only crispy and crunchy, which is a variation I like.

You do not need to be Jewish to enjoy Maze Brei, and it is not limited to Passover only. Most supermarkets carry some kind of matzot in their kosher  section year round

4 matzot
½ cup boiling water
2 eggs
2 Tbsp oil (I like a light oil, safflower is my favorite)
Sugar, xylitol, maple syrup or honey to taste

In a bowl, break the matzot to bite size pieces
Pour the boiling water, mix well and let for a couple of minutes so the matzot are softened
Drain excessive water
Break the eggs and whisk well
Mix the eggs with the matzot
In a pan, heat the oil and fry the matzot mix in batches, turning to get even cooking, until golden brown
Serve with sweetener of your choice.

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