Matzo Brei with Creamed Spinach and Crispy Onions

2017-03-11
  • Yield : 4 servings
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • Kosher salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 3 whole matzos
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (5.2-ounce) package herb flavored spreadable cheese, (recommended: Boursin) or 2/3 cup soft goat or cream cheese

Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce the heat to medium; add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Reserve the skillet and oil in which the onions were cooked.

Step 2

Meanwhile squeeze the spinach well, a handful at a time to remove all the water and set aside. Break up the matzos slightly and soak them in a bowl of cold water for 3 minutes. Drain the matzos and combine them with the eggs, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Step 3

Reheat the oil remaining in the reserved skillet with the butter over medium-high heat until hot. Add the matzo mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until eggs are scrambled and the matzo has begun to crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cheese and cook until just heated through. Top each portion with a mound of the onions.

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