Matzo Brei with Parmesan and Chives

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Matzo Brei with Parmesan and Chives

Matzo brei (brei rhymes with fry) is Yiddish for fried matzoh. Alternately chewy and crunchy, this tasty, comforting dish is a great way to stretch a few eggs to serve more people.

  • 4Servings


  • 4 matzo squares, broken into 1- to 11/2-inch pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tsp. unsalted butter or margarine


1. Place broken matzo in large bowl, and cover with cold water. Let stand 30 seconds, or until just softened, then drain. 2. Lightly beat eggs in medium bowl. Stir in matzo, chives, and Parmesan, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. 3. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add egg mixture, and scramble 3 to 4 minutes, or until matzo pieces begin to crisp and brown. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 222
  • Carbohydrate Content: 24 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 196 mg
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
  • Protein Content: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 148 mg
  • Sugar Content: 0.5 g