Happy Passover! I have been bread, pasta, and cake free for the last three days. I even passed on a basket of bread and cookies at dinner last night. Staying strong!
One of my favorite culinary Passover traditions is matzo brei: pieces of broken-up matzo mixed with eggs and fried up in oil as little cakes. I grew up eating this deliciousness on a regular basis (not just for Passover), usually on Sunday mornings, as prepared by my Dad. His matzo brei was always particularly crisp, salty, and impossible to resist.
3 matzo pieces
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Szechuan pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 scallions, thinly sliced
olive oil for frying
6. Saute matzo brei about 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Be sure to serve these immediately with a dollop of horseradish and sour cream. You might want to season the brei with extra salt as soon as it comes off the pan.
Do you have a favorite matzo brei recipe? Please share!