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Matzo Brei with Bacon and Maple Syrup

April  6, 2014
3 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This recipe was sent to me by food52'er linzeralla. I adapted it very slightly. Sure, it's not Kosher, but it's really good! —fiveandspice

What You'll Need
  • 1 piece of thick-cut bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 sheet of matzo
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Maple syrup
  1. In a small-medium frying pan, cook the bacon pieces over medium heat until they’re starting to get crispy and their fat has rendered out.
  2. In the meantime, break the matzo into bite-sized hunks and put it in a bowl. Cover the matzo with warm water and let it soak for 30 seconds, until just slightly softened, then drain well. Whisk the egg with the cream and generous pinches of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir it into the matzo, then add the mixture to the pan with the cooking bacon.
  3. Cook, stirring and flipping occasionally until some portions are browned and crispy around the edges. Serve topped with a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.

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9 Reviews

FrugalCat January 15, 2020
I used turkey bacon, does that make it any more Kosher?
BetsyLawrenceMadison August 17, 2016
I grew up eating matzoh brei with maple syrup. My dad went to the U of Wisconsin in the 1940's and it was his homage to the sugar of the north. I've always served it as well and wouldn't serve it any other way. Deeeelish!
Bonnie L. January 12, 2015
..and for the cream you go parve..
Bonnie L. January 12, 2015
Hi..and just for those of us who are Kosher..there is Beef fry! You can always make this up ahead of time or fry it half way through and then toss it into the mix at the beginning of the egg mixture an enjoy it the same. Now of course you'd be fleishig, but once in a while, a meat breakfast can't hurt.
silverblue78 April 17, 2014
at hubby's request ("good" jewish boy who married a Chinese Shiksa), i made this tonight with great results!
jane.coombs88 April 13, 2014
Did you know Streits is the only producer of matzo in the USA. I have a box of Holyland matzo that I bought at Trader Joes. Country of origin = Israel.
Linda April 16, 2014
Manischewitz is also made in the U.S.

ghmarell April 9, 2014
that might be the funniest recipe you ever posted.
sexyLAMBCHOPx April 8, 2014
Definitely not Kosher but a nice variation for sweet & porky.