Matzo Brei with Spinach

The Bagel Shop Café has started selling matzo and matzo flour, so we’d like to present some traditional Jewish dishes made from these items.

Matzo brei also known as matzo metugenet is a simple Ashkenazi dish whose name refers to matzo being fried. The dish is often made for breakfast during Passover.

You will need:

2 cups boiling water
5 eggs
6 matzo bread wafers

½ teaspoon of salt
a pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 onion
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
1 cup of spinach leaves, briefly placed previously in boiling water
cooking oil


Pour the boiling water on the matzos broken into smaller pieces and placed in a bowl, let soak for a half minute then drain well. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add finely-chopped onions, cook until soft and light brown, then add chopped garlic, then cut spinach, salt and pepper. Mix and allow some of the moisture to evaporate.

In another bowl add the eggs and beat, and you can use a mixer or egg-beater. Add the softened pieces of broken matzo bread and the onion-spinach mixture.

Mix well. Place pancakes made of the mixture on hot oil in the frying pan. Cook until light brown on both sides.

You can replace spinach with other thigs, for example, broccoli. Serve with any sort of sauce or garnish which suits your taste or those of your diners.

Bon appétit!