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The Three-Generation Matzah Brei You Will Not Want to Miss

(Courtesy of Israel 21c) This Passover, ISRAEL21c producer Haim Silberstein begged his mother Rosie to share her special family matzah brei recipe with our readers.

Haim’s sister, Orna Silberstein and daughter, Tamar, also joined in the fun. This is nothing like the matzah brei you might be used to—these are cheesy fried rollups made according to a recipe that Rosie has been making for decades. Find out how to make it yourself, with or without Grandma. See recipe below.

Cheesy Matzah Brei


  • 1 large potato
  • 5 ounces of five mixed cheeses (including kashkaval and ricotta)
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 large matzot
  • Vegetable oil


1. Peel a large potato and cook for 20 minutes.

2. Mash the potato in a large bowl.

3. Grate the cheeses and add them to the potato.

4. Add three eggs to the potato and cheese mix, and season with salt and pepper.

5. Wet the matzot with water, cover with plastic wrap and towels and let them sit for one hour until they are soft.

6. Cut each matzah bread into three strips.

7. Fill each strip with the cheese mixture and roll.

8. Take the remaining egg and beat it. Then dip in the rolls.

9. Fry both sides of the rolls until the filling has melted.

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