Kosher Not Kosher

So it's Passover, and although I don't keep kosher, I still enjoy a good ceremonial meal around the holidays. My old friend Sarah had us over a couple of years ago for a passover brunch of matza brei (basically matza french toast) with bacon mixed in.

It was the perfect kosher-for-passover-not-kosher-at-all meal.

We weren't able to go home and see our immediate families or old friends this holiday as I'm stuck in the states while waiting on a fresh work visa, but we did whip up a batch this morning. 

Soak broken up matza under cold water. 

Soak broken up matza under cold water. 

Toss the damp matza with egg and cooked and cooled bacon pieces. 

Toss the damp matza with egg and cooked and cooled bacon pieces. 

Toss mixture in pan and fry. I left a bit of the bacon fat in the pan. 

Toss mixture in pan and fry. I left a bit of the bacon fat in the pan. 

Matza Brei with Bacon and Maple Syrup

INGREDIENTS:

4 pieces regular matza (not egg)
3 large eggs
3 pieces of bacon
1 serving guilt
Maple syrup, jam, salt, whatever you like like to garnish

METHOD:

1. Break up the Matza into bite sized pieces.
2. Rinse under cold water in a colander.
3. Mix up the eggs in a bowl, add the matza and stir to coat.
4. Cook the bacon and let it cool.
5. Chop it into pieces and stir in with the egg and matza.
6. Drop it all in a non-stick pan and toss over med-hi heat till a little soft, a little crunchy.

*Note: some people prefer to leave in pan to form almost like a pancake, but this was the conversation when I asked how I should make it:

"You like it broken up right?"
"Yes, this is why we're married." 

But hey, it's up to you. Enjoy.