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Kid-Friendly Matzo Brei

March 17, 2021
Kid-Friendly Matzo Brei

There’s no better time to cook with young children than for holidays. Whether you’re recreating a traditional family meal or starting your own new tradition, it’s the perfect opportunity to invite kids into the kitchen.

Getting young children to eat can be a challenge and holidays are no exception, but when you involve them in the process—whether it’s choosing the menu, making a grocery list, shopping, or cooking—they become engaged. And an engaged child is a better, more curious, healthier eater.

Featured in: Passover Recipes to Cook With Kids

Great for: Passover


  • 4matzos
  • 6large eggs
  • 1tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½tsp kosher salt
Yield: Serves 4


  • NOTE: Matzo brei probably doesn’t sound appealing unless you grew up eating it, but one try and you’ll be hooked. For a more savory matzo brei, add spinach, peppers, or caramelized onions. For a sweeter matzoh brei, top with honey, maple syrup, jam, apple sauce, or even charoset.

  • Step 1

    Put the matzos in a mixing bowl and crumble into bite-size pieces. Cover with water and let sit until slightly soft but not disintegrated, about 1 minute.

  • Step 2

    Drain off all the water by carefully tipping the bowl and holding onto the matzos (it’s OK to squeeze).

  • Step 3

    Add the eggs and mix well.

  • Step 4

    Place a 10-12 inch skillet over medium high heat and, when it is hot, add the butter.

  • Step 5

    Add the matzo-egg mixture and cook, flipping from time to time, until the eggs are set and the mixture is golden in spots, about 3 minutes. Serve right away, sprinkled with salt.