ZAIDY’S MATZAH BREI VIA DAD
My great-great grandmother taught my great grandmother, who taught my grandfather who taught my father, who taught me how to make this special for pesach treat. #vihagaditalvincha And now, I feel blessed but also privileged to be able to watch my father pass over the secrets to his matzah brei to my children.
Really that’s what it’s all about for me. Pesach, but not just pesach. The whole shebang. Every custom, song tune, and even the “superstitions” (my mother moroccan. We have a lot), that we pass down makes us an essential link in the chain that connects our present to our future.
Please God, one day soon, maybe even today (we have about an hour left, so, ya never know!), Mashiach WILL come. Whether that happens in my time or not, by fusing my children with their ancestors that came before me I am ensuring my spot in the wildly long but holy chain that will connect the Jews that stood by har Sinai with the Jews that will be here to greet Mashiach Ben David.
So however you make your matzah brei, understand that it’s about so much more than just food.
But, also, if you don’t have a recipe for matzah brei, make this one.
Bc it’s the best!!!!! #recipe
8 eggs, separated + 2 extra yolks
4 pieces circle matzah or 8 square machine matzahs
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Break up matzah really well. Mix egg yolks and add to the broken matzah. Set aside for a few min to soften. (Alternatively, you can soak matzah in water for a few seconds then strain well). Beat whites till stiff. Fold whites into matzah in 3 batches till mixture is light and fluffy. Heat a pan on MEDIUM heat. Once hot, Add 1-2 Tbsp oil to a large non stick pan. Pour in batter until it reaches just below the top of the pan. Cover and allow to cook for about 8 minutes till bottom and sides are crisp. Use a plate and slide matzah Brie out of the pan. Then place pan on top and flip so that what was the top can now cook. Return to fire and cover for 3 minutes. Remove cover and allow to cook for another 4-5. Slide out of pan and serve hot. Cut into wedges and serve with jam and sugar!
Happy Pesach! ✌🏻💜&🥕,
Danielle + Dad
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