Savory Mexican-Style Matzo Brei

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  • 2 sheets matzo, broken into 1- to 2-inch pieces
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese, such as jack or white cheddar
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, cilantro or chives (optional)
  • Diced avocado (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)


Place matzo pieces in a medium bowl and pour enough hot water over them to cover. Let stand 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on desired tenderness. Drain and mix with the egg, salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour mixture into skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until egg looks mostly done, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add cheese and cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted, another 1 to 2 minutes.

Garnish with salsa, herbs, avocado and sour cream if using. Serve immediately.

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