Matzo Brei


One foolproof recipe for the ultimate Passover comfort food.

Perfect Matzo Brei
Photo: Wendy Granger
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 serves


  • 4 sheets lightly-salted matzo, broken into 1-inch pieces

  • 4 large eggs

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Place matzo in a colander and rinse with warm water for about 1 minute, until it is soft but not soggy.

  2. Whisk eggs, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl. Stir in moistened matzo pieces.

  3. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the egg mixture, pressing it into a flat, even layer with a rubber spatula. Let mixture cook, undisturbed, until golden and set for about 6 minutes.

  4. Invert a plate over the pan, flip the pancake onto the plate, then use a spatula to slide the pancake back into the pan with the set side facing up. Continue cooking until the underside is set and golden.

  5. Lift pancake from the skillet and slice into wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

230 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Protein 9g
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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