Matzah Brei

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

  • About

This is how my grandmother made this traditional recipe that’s like a scrambled French toast made from matzo crackers. It is eaten especially during Pesach (Passover) to celebrate the emancipation of the slaves. Power to the people!


  • 300 g (10½ oz) matzo crackers
  • 4 eggs



With your hands, break the matzo crackers up into bite-sized pieces. Soak the broken matzo in cold water for 5 minutes. While the matzo is soaking, combine the other ingredients, except the butter and oil, in a bowl, mixing with a fork or whisk. Drain the soaked matzo in a colander, then place it in the egg– milk batter and let it soak until mos