Passover Suffering? Try Matzah Brei with Lox and Schmear

If you are keeping Passover, by now you may, like me, be getting totally kind of sick of kosher-for-Passover food.   Enter Amy from What Jew Wanna Eat, with an original recipe for Matzah Brei with Lox and Schmear.  My husband actually found the recipe (he knows I love Amy's blog), and took it upon himself to buy the food, make it, and clean up after.  As if that wasn't enough (dayenu!), the matzah brei was very, very good.

Below is Amy's recipe (which you can also find on her blog, along with some lovely pictures, at:  The hubby doubled the recipe so it served two, and also cut down on the amount of butter used.  Enjoy!

Matzah Brei with Lox and Schmear 


  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil (you can always use less butter to make your matzah brei healthier or more if you do not value your health)
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 piece matzah
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces lox
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter or oil in a large pan over low heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until golden.
  3. Break matzah into pieces and soak in warm water for 15 seconds.
  4. Whisk eggs and add in matzah, onions, lox, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Heat another tablespoon in the pan over medium heat.
  6. Add brei mixture and cook until eggs are set, about 3 minutes.
  7. Add dill and garnish with cream cheese.

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  • Sounds delicious. Surprisingly it hasn't been that hard for me this year as I'm eating a lot of veggies and lean protein. Last night I made a hearty tuna salad with apples, celery and onions that even my children ate. You are in the home stretch!

  • Yoga Mom -- So glad to hear the veggies and lean protein is working out for you! Your tuna salad sounds incredible. Do you have a recipe?

  • In reply to Rachel Loftspring:

    No recipe. I put tuna, chopped apples, celery, onions, hard boiled eggs, mayonaise, dijon mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl and mixed. Now that I'm typing it; I'm thinking walnuts might have been a good addition.

    Does Passover end Friday night?

  • In reply to Yoga Mom:

    My understanding is it ends Friday or Saturday night, depending on whether you are reform (Friday night) or not (Saturday night). So close!

  • As a Gentile, I seem to recall that Samson was lost without his lox.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Funny. And for some more Passover/Easter humor:

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