My favourite Jewish holiday of the year is Passover. We celebrate with a big family dinner (called a seder) where we retell the story of Passover and eat a lot of very yummy symbolic food. What exactly you eat during the seder depends on where your ancestors are from. We eat a lot of yummy salads made from carrots, eggplant, beets, leeks and red peppers to name a few. We follow that up with salmon and usually finish off with a roasted lamb. The other thing we eat that is different is matzah. Matzah is unleavened bread and looks like a big cracker. We aren’t allowed to eat any bread for 8 days during Passover, so we eat a lot of matzah. Over the years I have come up with many different ways to prepare it and make it seem fun and fresh for the kids. Here are some of my best ideas:
1 – Matzah grilled cheese (this one is easy, just sprinkled grated cheese on the matzah and put it under the broiler til melted).
2 – Matzah croque monsieur (matzah, turkey lunch meat, mustard and grated cheese under the broiler until melted).
3 – Cheese cake with a matzah crumb crust (just prepare as you normally would but substitute graham cracker crumbs with matzah crumbs, and no leavening agents or flour allowed).
4 – Matzah French toast (made the normal way but with matzah instead of bread – not exactly the same but a fun treat)
5 – Matzah with Nutella (nothing special about this but it is my favourite way to eat it…nothing compares in my book).
6 – Matzah pizza (matzah, pizza sauce, cut up peppers, sliced mushrooms, grated mozzarella under the broiler until melted).
I am always experimenting and coming up with new ways to make it fun and different…so if you have any ideas, leave them in the comments so I can try them out 🙂