Matzah Brei

Whether you spell it “matzah” or “matzo”, there is no denying that fried matzah (or matzo brei) is comforting and easy to whip up. Traditionally enjoyed during the Jewish holiday of Passover, this twist on scrambled eggs is tasty enough to enjoy throughout the year.

Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
10 min


  • 2 sheets matzah
  • 1 cup ( 250 mL ) boiling water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp ( 30 mL ) milk
  • 4 tbsp ( 60 mL ) maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp ( 1.25 mL ) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ( 15 mL ) butter
  • Fresh berries, optional
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. In a bowl, break up the matzah into medium-sized pieces and pour boiling water overtop. Let sit for 30 seconds, then drain.

  2. In a second bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of the maple syrup, and the cinnamon until blended. Add the matzah and set aside.

  3. In a non-stick pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the matzah and egg mixture and scramble gently, allowing the matzah to brown slightly.

  4. Once the eggs are set, serve on 2 plates, drizzled with the remaining maple syrup. If desired, top with fresh berries and whipped cream.