Check out this matzo brie recipe for the Passover / Pesach festival. A matzo brie recipe is just one of several popular traditional breakfast recipes created by Ashkenazim (Jews whose ancestors came from Central and/or Eastern Europe).

Matzo Brie can be spelled in many different ways: matza brie, matzah brie, matzoh brie, or motza brie, matzo brei, matza brei, matzah brei, matzoh brei, and motza brie. "Brie" or "Brei" means "fried" in Yiddish, and so matzah brie means "fried matzah". As stated, matzo brie is a popular Passover breakfast recipe and dish for Ashkenazim (as mentioned, Jews whose ancestors came from Central and/or Eastern Europe; singular form: Ashkenazi, Ashkenaz; descriptive form: Ashkenazic), although matzo brie is served at other times as well. Like the many spelling variations of matzo brie, there are equally as many varieties of matzo brie recipes, depending on where one's Jewish ancestors came from, as well as individual Jewish family recipes. The following Passover breakfast recipe is a basic matzo brie recipe for the Passover / Pesach festival:

Matzo Brie Recipe

Cooking spray
2 teaspoons oil
4 matzos
4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon onion powder, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions for the Matzo Brie recipe:

  1. Coat a large non-stick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and add 1/2 teaspoon of the oil. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat until very hot.
  2. Meanwhile, moisten the matzo with cold water and crumble into a bowl. Add the egg whites and seasonings. Spoon half the mixture into the hot skillet or griddle as one large pancake and brown.
  3. With a wide spatula, lift the matzo and add another 1/2 teaspoon of oil.
  4. Turn to brown the other side. Repeat with remaining mixture and oil.

Serves 4.

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