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Restaurateurs Marc Meyer and Vicki Freeman took some time out of their hectic brunch schedule at Five Points to cook up some matzoh brei, a traditional Passover dish. They generally don't limit their matzoh brei eating to the Passover season. "We eat it all the time," says Vicki.

At their house it is generally served plain, although Vicki admits to eating it with applesauce and sour cream when she gets it at Shopsin's. Marc recommends using standard passover matzoh -- no egg or whole wheat versions, but notes that the Israeli shmura matzoh requires a bit more soaking.

(Recipe after the jump!)

Marc Meyer’s Matzoh Brei
Serves 4

Ingredients:

6 sheets plain unsalted matzoh, moistened under warm water until almost falling apart
4 large whole eggs
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 oz. unsalted butter

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Method: Combine matzoh, eggs, and salt & pepper in a large mixing bowl. Over medium heat, in a large sauté pan, melt the butter in the olive oil. Add the matzoh mixture and cook until slightly crisp. Check seasoning for taste. Plate and serve.