As in our recipe for Vegan Matzo Balls, quinoa flakes provide the Passover-appropriate “glue” that holds the matzo brei together. They also add a surprising amount of flavor to this bland yet comforting classic.
1tablespoonvegan buttery spreadlike Earth Balance, or use a Kosher for Passover margarine if you adhere strictly
Pinchof saltplus more for serving, to taste
Start heating a 7- or 8-inch nonstick skillet before starting, as it’s best for it to be very hot when the pouring in the matzo brei batter.
Combine the crumbled matzos and quinoa flakes in a heatproof bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over them and stir together. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes as the skillet heats up.
Melt the buttery spread or margarine in the skillet. Once it’s sizzling, pour in the matzo mixture and pat in evenly. Cover and cook over medium-high until the bottom is golden brown and crisp.
Slide the matzo brei out onto a plate about the same size as the skillet. Holding the bottom of the plate with one hand, invert the skillet over the plate with the other and then flip right side up quickly. Cook the other side of the matzo brei until golden brown.
Slide onto a a serving plate. Serve with the optional maple syrup, or sprinkle additional salt over the top.
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