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Matzo Brei + Strawberry Jam

Matzah, matzoh, matzo - with many ways to spell the name of the unleavened Passover bread, there are just as many ways to prepare Matzo Brei (pronounced like fry). Sweet, salty, or a mix of both, there has always been a debate over the best toppings. My family likes cinnamon sugar, but I secretly sneak in ketchup sometimes. I know… (Shhh emoji) Either way you can’t go wrong! Check out this week’s recipe to learn how to get it perfectly crisp and delicious, and teaches you how to make jam from market berries! - Maxwell, Communications Specialist


Matzo Brei

  • 2 sheets of matzo
  • 2 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  1. Break matzo into ½" pieces; place in a medium bowl. Cover with very hot tap water. Let stand for about 30 seconds, then drain. 
  2. Beat eggs in another medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Add drained matzo; mix until combined and a wet batter forms. 
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  5. Spoon ¼-cupfuls of batter into skillet, making separate little pancakes. Fry, turning once, until golden and just cooked through, about 1 minute per side. 
  6. Serve with jam, syrup, cinnamon sugar, or whatever else you’d like!

Strawberry Jam

  • 16 oz strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. In a heavy bottom saucepan, mix strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir over med-low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Increase heat to med-high and bring mixture to a rolling boil.
  4. Stir frequently mashing the strawberries as you stir, continuing to boil, until jam is thickened and bubbles completely cover the surface of the jam. (about 10 minutes.)
  5. Transfer jam to a jar and let cool to room temperature.
  6. Seal jars and store in refrigerator for about 10 days (or freeze)

Source: Bon Appetit
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Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.