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Matzo Brei

This is my special recipe for 2. It is sweet and crunchy. You can make this as simple as you want or add different ingredients. I have made it with fried onions or chopped scallions. But hubby had a sweet tooth. So sweet it was.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 4 full sheets of matzo broken up into small to medium size pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk you can use water instead of milk
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil


  1. In a deep bowl mix milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla together .Break up matzos into small pieces and add to egg mixture. Mix and let stand a few minutes.
  2. On medium heat, place a 10 inch skillet. When warm add the butter and oil. When melted add the matzo mixture.. Check after a few minutes (3) to see if bottom is brown. If so remove from heat.
  3. This has to be turned over so topside can be cooked. Slide on to a large dinner plate. Cover with another dinner plate and turn upside down. Now slide brei back into pan. Cook for a few minutes until under side is brown. Serve
  4. I use maple syrup, jam or powdered sugar to serve with this. A cup of coffee will finish off this sweet matzo meal. I usually heat the maple syrup (15 seconds) in the microwave.