Nutz for Matzo

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!

Matzo Pancakes


  • 3 matzos, broken
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 t. salt
  • goose fat (oops forget to save from the last one I cooked?!??), or butter


  1. Pour boiling water over the matzos to cover.
  2. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Beat eggs well, stir lightly with the soaked and squeezed matzos, add salt and if desired, a little pepper.
  4. Heat griddle (with bacon fat or butter) drop spoonfuls and fry brown.
  5. 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!:

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