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Matzo Brei

Matzo brei is a traditional breakfast dish during Passover, yet can be made all year long!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Jewish, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Author: Belgian Foodie


  • 2 tbsp olive oil or other vegetable oil
  • 450 g onion chopped finely
  • 10 leaves wild garlic optional. See notes about a clove of garlic.
  • 8 egg
  • 4 Matzo sheets full size
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 60 g cheese optional
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  • Chop finely the onions. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onions and cook them on medium heat until translucent and soft (about 10 minutes), depending how much you like your onions cooked.
    Matzo brei grilled onions
  • If adding the wild garlic, chop the wild garlic stems and leaves. Alternatively you can add minced garlic. Add the chopped wild garlic to the pan with the onions for the last minute of cooking the onions. Let onions cool (slightly)
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add salt and pepper.
    matzo brei egg mix
  • Moisten the matzo under running water until the matzo softens but does not crumble. Break the matzo in pieces and add them to the seasoned beaten eggs. Continue until all matzo is added. Add onion-garlic mixture to the beaten eggs. Leave for a few minutes until the matzo absorbs most of the beaten eggs.
    matzo brei eggs matzo
  • Add the oil to the same pan over a medium flame. Add the matzo-egg mixture into the pan when it is pretty warm (like you would for eggs). If you are adding the grated cheese, add it now on top of the mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes before stirring and cooking for another 1-2 minutes until set.
    Matzo Brei cooked griddle
  • Serve the matzo brei with toppings (see notes)
    Matzo Brei on platter


If you don't have or want wild garlic, 1 clove of ordinary garlic can substitute for the wild garlic.
You can use any kind of mild grated cheese (e.g., Cheddar, Jack, Gouda, Emmental).
Toppings can include apple sauce, sour cream, jam, maple syrup or even ketchup. Serve whatever toppings you might use for French toast, omelettes or crepes.


Nutrition Facts
Matzo Brei
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 438mg146%
Sodium 299mg13%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.