Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Matzah Meal Pancakes

This recipe serves two extremely important purposes:
  1. Pancakes on Passover! Yes, it's possible!
  2. Use up that leftover matzah meal because you've already had matzah balls for 6 nights straight and it's time for something else.
Not a year goes by that we do not make this recipe. My mom serves it just like her mom did, with the pancakes on elegant small glass dishes and the cinnamon-sugar topping poured into a green depression glass sugar bowl.

Matzah Meal Pancakes
Recipe by my bubbe, tradition continued by my mom

3 eggs
1 cup water
3/4 cup matzah meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Vegetable oil for frying

Beat eggs, add water and stir in matzah meal and seasonings to make a smooth batter, thick enough to drop from a large spoon. The batter can be made thinner or thicker by adjusting the matzah meal or water. Heat about 1/4 inch deep oil over medium heat until temperature is about 370 degrees. The temperature can be tested by sticking the end of a toothpick into the oil. If there are bubbles right around the wooden toothpick, the oil is the right temperature. Brown the pancakes on both side. Drain well and serve with cinnamon sugar or jam.


Rachel said...

Marni, your Passover recipes are great! Thanks for posting them! Now I just need to figure out more dinner style foods for Passover this week. Gotta peruse the Jewish websites now! Thanks for all of the delicious recipes!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marni,

This is the Tall Corn State signing in - your Aunt Doreen's sister in Iowa. So where's the recipe for the "yummmmy blondies" I've heard so much about? Those delectable morsels you contributed at the first sedar? I guess you folks don't separate the milk and meat during sedar, but do you have any parve recipes for good desserts? I told my sister that (parve) "Passover dessert" is an oxymoron. Prove me wrong!

Marni said...

Rachel - You are very welcome! I'm so happy that you enjoy them.

Tall Corn State - I don't have the Passover Blondies recipe with me, but I have posted about my family's regular Blondies recipe. That's the one worth waiting for, till after Passover. And if you want to make it Parve, just use margarine instead of butter, and Trader Joes chocolate chips instead of Nestle.
Recipe here.

Anonymous said...

The "girl" from the tall corn state IS an oxymoron. She does not know milk from meat.

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