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Matzo Brei

Provided by: Chef Joe Dobias
Served at: Joe & Misses Doe

  • Type of Dish: Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts: All, Desserts: Other
  • Servings: 4
  • Cuisine: Jewish/Kosher
  • Special Requests: Vegetarian/Vegan
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Passover arrives this week, and with it, for the observant, matzo at every meal. The unleavened bread gets a lavishly unorthodox treatment in JoeDoe chef-partner Joe Dobias’s dessert matzo brei, which he enriches with quark (a soft, unripened cheese), sweetens with honey and cinnamon, and garnishes with raisins and chocolate. -- Robin Raisfeld & Rob Patronite


8 large eggs
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup quark, divided
1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons butter or oil
4-6 unsalted matzo (Dobias uses Streit’s)
1/2 cup golden raisins, rehydrated in boiling water
bittersweet chocolate for shaving


(1) Crack the eggs into a large bowl. (2) Beat eggs with honey, ¼ cup of the quark, and cinnamon until well incorporated. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add butter to melt. (3) Crumble matzo into egg mixture and let soak for 1 to 2 minutes. Add to pan and cook, stirring with a spatula for approximately 5 minutes, or until eggs reach a soft scrambled consistency. Transfer eggs to serving plate, sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired, and garnish with remaining quark, raisins, and shaved chocolate. (Published 2009)

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