You do not have to be Jewish to love, eat or cook with matzo. Similarly, you do not have to be Christian to love chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. I know this.
For Jews who keep Passover, the bunnies and jelly beans are currently off limits, but this wonderful dish, which I am calling matzo rosti, is definitely in keeping with the laws of Passover.
Last night, we hosted a second night Seder. There was chicken soup with matzo balls, of course, and brisket, chicken, potato kugel, ratatouille and pomegranate poached pears with all kinds of macaroons for dessert.
As I write this, we are in the car heading to our Easter celebration. Our sister-in-law made the Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham we created for Snake River Farms— we’re bringing the chutney and blueberry pie, and the rest of the meal will be a surprise. I’m hoping for a couple of chocolate bunnies.
I love Peaster! My jeans, however, do not. So after our feast today, I’ll look forward to tomorrow night’s lighter dinner of this matzo rosti.
|Servings 4|| |
- 4 matzo, broken in 1-inch pieces
- 8 eggs
- 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon salt divided
- 4 cups baby arugula
- 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 3/4 cup part skim ricotta
- 2 tablespoons Crumbled feta cheese (or more to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet pan with cooking spray.
- Add ¾ cup warm water to the broken matzo and toss. Allow to sit 3-5 minutes, until the water is absorbed
- Beat 4 of the eggs lightly with a fork, stir in ¼ teaspoon salt and the pepper, and add to the matzo. Toss the mixture well, and then occasionally for the next 5 minutes to allow some of the egg to be absorbed.
- Meanwhile, toss the arugula with 1 tablespoon of the oil, the vinegar, and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the matzo mixture and press it lightly into an even disc in the pan. Cook until the bottom is browned and the mixture holds together well when you shake the pan, about 5 minutes. Place the sheet pan (sprayed side down) over the skillet and invert the rosti onto the pan. (The browned side will face up.) Spread the top evenly with the ricotta and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet. Crack the remaining 4 eggs in the skillet and cook them, sunny side up, until the whites are just cooked through and the yolks still runny, about 3 minutes.
- Cut the rosti into four wedges and place each on a plate. Top with the arugula and then an egg; sprinkle with the feta and serve immediately.
428 calories, 23 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 8 g saturated fat, 602 mg sodium
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