Chef Jeff is one of those guys that can eat matzah brei (aka fried matzah) year round. Chef Jeff is one of those guys that not only eat matzah brei year round but also really loves it. I am not one of those guys. Once a year at Passover is quite enough for me. However, when the master of blueberry pancakes invented this sweet Passover breakfast treat, matzah brei lovers from all over (the family) heaped praises upon his head….so here it is. Fortunately, even though spring is upon us, we’ve still got frozen Dexter Blueberry Farm berries galore. This makes one large breakfast serving for a fried matzah lover.
Put ~ 1 qt of water on to boil. Beat 3 eggs, 1/4 teas salt and a pinch of pepper together in a medium size bowl and set aside. Break 3 pieces of matzah into a large colander. Chef Jeff says break each piece into 16ths. Slowly pour the boiling water over the matzah in the colander; let drain just a little. Transfer the wet matzah into the egg bowl and let it sit ~ 15 minutes while you go take a shower or shave or something.
Melt ~ 1 T of butter in a medium sized non-stick skillet over medium heat. Put the matzah-egg mixture into the skillet. Sprinkle the top with 1/4 – 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries. Cook without disturbing until the bottom of the matzah brei gets golden brown; about 8 minutes. Now it’s time to flip it over. Easiest way is to use a spatula to break the matzah brei into quarters and flip each piece separately. Now you can break up the matzah brei into smaller pieces or leave it in large pancake-like sections. Cook another couple minutes.
Serve hot with maple syrup, or jam or even honey.