• 3 pieces of matzah broken up
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbl milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 banana mashed

i love matzah brei, it’s the one thing i look forward too during passover.

when we were kids my whole family; cousins, aunts, uncles, everyone would stay with my grandparents during the seders. my grandfather would wake up early with all of us kids (10 of us) and make us all matzah brei. i remember sitting around the table eating it and laughing, getting to choose from all the different jams and having a ball. it’s probably one of my favorite holiday memories.

i wanted to start a tradition with my kids, i want them to remember all the things i remembered, and since they wont have 10 cousins, food will have to do.

this morning, the first morning home since sunday, we all gathered in the kitchen and made matzah brei. the kids broke up the matzah, j cracked the eggs and p mashed the banana. there were tons of smiles and the laughing was infectious. there was jelly all over the place and the kids had a blast. those are the memories i hope to pass down to them, memories that i hope they will make with their children.

banana matzah brei

  1. to prepare, break up matzah and soak in warm water for about a minute. it will get a little mushy. i just put my hand over the bowl and drain out the water.
  2. in a sepatate bowl beat the eggs, milk and salt and then combine with matzah.
  3. mash your banana, i just do it with my hands as i mix it with the matzah mixture. mix everything well.
  4. over a medium high flame in a hot pan melt some butter, about 1 tbl. empty your matzah brie mix into the hot pan. when bottom gets brown, about 5 minutes  (it will get brown around the sides), flip and let cook for a further 5 minutes.

we love ours with jelly. during passover your choices are kind of limited so choose your favorite. eat and enjoy!!


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