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Matzo Brei

Matzo brei (pronounced like fry) is one of the few dishes from my childhood that I'll never outgrow. The dampened shards of matzo mixed with beaten eggs and milk and then cooked in butter will never go out of style. I like to serve this matzo brei recipe in one big piece, but you can also scramble the mixture. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package unsalted matzo crackers (10 ounces)
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • Maple syrup, optional


  • Coarsely crumble matzo crackers into a fine mesh sieve set over a large bowl; reserve crumbs in bowl. Place sieve under cold running water until matzo is softened, about 15 seconds; drain. Stir softened matzo, eggs, milk, crumbs and salt until combined.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add half of the matzo mixture. Cook, without stirring, until bottom is golden brown, 3-4 minutes; flip. Cook until bottom is golden brown and eggs are cooked through, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to platter. Repeat with remaining butter and matzo mixture. Serve hot with maple syrup if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 296 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 210mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein.

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