Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Detroit Fried Matzah

Ok Spatulettes, what do you call this?:

My family calls it Matzah Brei. 

The family i'm marrying into calls it Fried Matzah. Maybe it's a Detroit thing. 

Whatever you call it, whether you make it in a pancake or a scramble, it's delicious and if you've got to eat Matzah for a week, it may as well be like this!

So in honor of the Levy's in California and Michigan, whom we were sadly unable to join for Passover this year (Next year in Jerusalem Detroit!), I bring you:

Detroit Fried Matzah

Serves 1
The main difference between Detroit Fried Matzah and Matzah Brei is two words in the title of the recipe.  Just change the name for maximum Detroit-ness.

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 Square of Matzah (I used gluten free because sometimes I don't eat normal things anymore)
  • A splash of milk (I used coconut. See above.)
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • Maple Syrup (I used melted coconut oil with some cinnamon mixed in but it's probably not very authentic) 
  • Berries (and/or powdered sugar) to garnish
Here's what to do:
  • Crumble up the matzah into small-ish pieces, bigger than an oyster cracker, but smaller than a saltine cracker.
  • Soak the matzah pieces in the scrambled egg mixed with milk and spices until it's nice and mushy.
  • Cook like you would a round omelet; pour the mixture into a heated pan (make sure you oil the pan first if it's non-non-stick).  Swish it around and pull the edges in with a (yellow) spatula to allow more egg mixture to fill in any cracks.  Let it sit for a a bit until it's sturdy enough and toasty enough to flip. Cook through.
  • Serve smothered in berries or syrup or whatever else you like. Go wild!

So really though, tell me in the comments; what do you call this delicious Passover staple?  Bring it up at your seder to spark some conversation when your relatives start saying things like "These potatoes are too salty!" because you accidentally put two tablespoons of salt into the potato casserole when you should have used two teaspoons. Not that I would EVER do anything like that...

Happy Passover, Spatulettes near and far!


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