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Matzah Babka is a giant pancake made out of matzah. The recipe for Matzah Babka is similar to Matzah Brie, except the Babka makes one huge pan-sized pancake and Matzah Brie makes individual fried matzah pancakes. Matzah Babka is a traditional Passover recipe for Russian Jews.
To make matzah babka, the matzo pieces are moistened with water, then mixed with the egg and then fried on a frying pan. The whole Babka pancake is then flipped and fried on the other side. As a result, you get a nicely browned fried matzah babka – perfect for Passover table!
Matzah Babka Recipe
Preparation time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes
Matzah Babka Ingredients
- 6 sheets of matzah
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp oil
Instructions How To Make Matzah Babka
- To make matzah babka, first break the matzo into pieces. Pour water over the matzah, then drain the water right away.
- Whisk the eggs with a fork, then mix in the salt.
- Mix the eggs with the matzah.
- Heat the oil on a small 8-inch frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Press the matzah and eggs mixture into the bottom of the frying pan, forming one large pancake.
- Cook the babka for 3 minutes on one side, or until golden brown.
- To flip the matzah babka without breaking it, you need a large plate. Carefully flip the babka pancake onto a plate, then put back on a frying pan to cook the other side.
- Cook the babka on another side for 3 minutes, or until browned.
- Slide the matzah babka from the frying pan onto a plate.
Enjoy this yummy fried matzah babka – so crispy and browned! For a baked matzah option, check out baked matzah kugel recipe.