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The Unnatural Cook

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Uncle Saul’s Maztoh Brei


12 pieces of matzoh
6 eggs
1 stick butter

(to adjust size, ratio is: proportions are 2 pieces matzoh for 1 egg)


Crumble matzoh into bowl, cover with water and soak – don’t get totally soft. While matzoh soaking crack eggs & whisk.

Meanwhile, melt a stick of butter in large skillet over medium low heat.

Drain water from matzoh bowl and add eggs.

Sprinkle heavy dose of cinnamon and salt over matzoh. Mix thoroughly, breaking up any pieces of matzoh that are still too large.

Dump mixture into melted butter in pan. Spread evenly with back of wooden spoon and cook until matzoh brie is completely set. Temperature is correct if butter is bubbling nicely around sides of matzoh brei without burning. When brei is set it will move freely in pan. Now it’s ready to flip. Before flipping put pats of butter on top of brie.

If you are Uncle Saul, gather your brothers into the kitchen for the big flip –  be sure to name the throw like a dive with notations as to degree of difficulty. When ready, throw the brei up into air like a pizza and catch it in pan. Remember that scoring is harsh: points will be taken off for any crumbs left on floor. Brothers will show no mercy.

If you are not Uncle Saul you may want to flip by placing a large plate over the pan and flipping brei onto plate then back into pan. Cook till browned on both sides and brei is cooked through.


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