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Pineapple Matzo Brei

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

Matzo brei (rhymes with “fry”) is a traditional Passover dish made from matzo fried with eggs in a sort of pancake or a looser scramble, like this one. Here, it’s sweetened with orange juice, fresh pineapple, and maple syrup.


  • 4 sheets unsalted matzo
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbs. fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • Small mint leaves, for garnish
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 230
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 80
  • Fat (g): 9
  • Saturated Fat (g): 5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3
  • Cholesterol (mg): 155
  • Sodium (mg): 125
  • Carbohydrates (g): 29
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 8


  • Break the matzo into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces (it’s OK if they’re uneven). In a colander, rinse the pieces under hot water.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the orange juice, sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add the matzo pieces, and let sit while you melt the butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mixture to the skillet, and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula, until the eggs are softly set, about 3 minutes. Stir in the pineapple and cook, patting the mixture down, until the edges turn golden, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt, garnish with the mint, and serve with maple syrup.


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