Let’s get crackin’: How to spice up your Passover matzo

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For those of us who observe the Jewish holiday of Passover, we’re now a few days into our eight-day cleanse of all leavened bread. It’s just getting to the point when we’re finishing the dwindling scraps of leftovers from our Seder and starting to realize that it might be harder than we thought to survive off matzo. Luckily for those of you who feel this way, we at the Clog have compiled a few ideas you can use to spice up your matzo.

Matzo toast

Though this seems intuitive, treating your matzo like a regular piece of toast by slathering butter, jam, honey, cream cheese, lox or even avocado on it is the perfect place to start to switch up your routine!

Tuna melts on matzo

Bringing this deli classic into Passover is a great way to give yourself a break from the monotonous PB&J on matzo. Simply mix a can of tuna with some mayonnaise, mustard, red onion and whatever else you like in your tuna salad, then spread it on matzo and top with your favorite cheese. Throw it in the oven until the cheese is melted, and you have a tuna melt!

Matzo brei

This classic Passover dish can be made either sweet or savory, whichever you prefer. Start by soaking two matzo sheets in water, and in the meantime, whisk three eggs with a splash of water and some salt to taste. Crumble the matzo into a pan with melted butter and saute until the matzo has browned. Then, add the eggs and scramble until it’s light and fluffy. For a sweet version, top with maple syrup or cinnamon sugar, and for a savory version, top with chives and pepper. 

Matzo granola

If you’re anything like me and can’t live without granola, this one’s for you. Simply take your favorite granola recipe and substitute crumbled matzo for the oats. Ta-da! Kosher granola for Passover!

As you can see, while refraining from eating leavened bread can be somewhat restrictive, it opens up a whole other world of creative things you can do with your food!

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