When I first got the Settlement cookbook, I was intrigued to see more than a handful of recipes for Matzo. Matzo is an unleavened bread used during the Jewish celebration of Passover. I have often seen this at the grocery store, even have heard it talked about but have never tried it. Until….I see a box of it in the grocery store’s 99 cent basket!
|So, I picked it up:|
I was in a pancake mood and found this recipe and decided to try it:
I thought my kids would be great testers since they react so “great” to new foods. It wasn’t the success that I thought it could have been (I served them alongside regular pancakes as a safety mostly for my husband…but it backfired a bit). They were pretty fragile and a but lumpy looking so no go for the kids…or the husband! I did fry them in bacon grease hoping to get an old fashioned feel. They were nothing too special, but if you need to use Matzo, not a bad substitute!
- 3 matzos, broken
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 t. salt
- goose fat (oops forget to save from the last one I cooked?!??), or butter
- Pour boiling water over the matzos to cover.
- Let stand 15 minutes.
- Beat eggs well, stir lightly with the soaked and squeezed matzos, add salt and if desired, a little pepper.
- Heat griddle (with bacon fat or butter) drop spoonfuls and fry brown.
- Turn gently and brown on the other side. Serve with butter and syrup.
Soaked Matzo. Make sure you used something bigger. This pie plate was bursting over!:
Cooking outside on the griddle really saves the heat in the kitchen and I did a whole batch at one time!: