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Loving Leftover Matzoh

By Molly Siegler, April 17, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

Leftover matzoh is one of Passover’s greatest challenges – I’ll admit to letting a lonely box linger for years. Use up leftover matzoh in the weeks (or even months – I’ll be lenient) following Passover, and you’ll be that much more delighted to see the boxes line your shelves again next year.

Spinach and Feta Matzoh Pie
Spinach and Feta Matzoh Pie

Chocolate-Covered Matzoh Bark
Chocolate-Covered Matzoh Bark

Enhance It

Using matzoh in its original flatbread form adds structure to baked dishes and desserts.

  • Matzoh brie is a classic egg dish that employs rehydrated, crumbled matzoh to bulk up scrambled eggs. Reminiscent of the Tex-Mex favorite migas, our Southwestern Matzoh Brie adds green onions, corn and beans to the mix.
  • Layer matzoh with spiced apples (or any other bakeable fruit!) for a sweet spin on traditional kugel.
  • Our new favorite way to feature matzoh comes in the form of this Spinach and Feta Matzoh Pie. Deliciously layered in a cross between spanakopita and lasagna, the matzoh soaks up flavors and crisps beautifully in the oven.
  • A slathering of chocolate makes everything better – especially sticks of matzoh. We love adding chopped nuts or even crushed candy for a special treat, like this Chocolate-Covered Matzoh Bark.

Matzoh Granola
Matzoh Granola

Easy Matzoh-Crusted Salmon
Easy Matzoh-Crusted Salmon

Repurpose It

When you’re ready for leftover matzoh to take on a different shape, consider employing your food processor (a mortar and pestle or even a food-safe bag and a mallet will do the trick, too).

  • Break matzoh sheets up into bite-sized pieces for your new go-to granola recipe. It certainly livens up the breakfast table during Passover – no more matzoh and charoset for days on end this year!
  • Lightly crushed matzoh is perfect for creating a crust. With a thin glaze of mustard or a dip in beaten eggs, any of your favorite proteins or sliced veggies can enjoy a crispy matzoh coating. Try it on Easy Matzoh-Crusted Salmon.
  • Instant breadcrumbs – matzoh needs no finesse, just crush the flatbread between your hands and rub into a cracker powder. Substitute the crushed matzoh in any recipe calling for breadcrumbs. Use it in place of matzoh meal in this Spinach and Matzoh Ball Chicken Soup.
  • Making your own matzoh meal takes things a few steps beyond breadcrumbs. Grind the matzoh in a food processer, then sift the powder (if necessary) to produce a smooth flour-like substance. Hold these Cabbage and Leek Griddle Cakes together with your new pantry staple or make some elegant Smoked Salmon Crêpes with Creamed Peas.

Do you have any tricks for using up leftover matzoh? I’d love to hear them.

Category: Food & Recipes

 

4 Comments

Comments

Anthony Pennington says ...
I mix up some PB&J and spread it on
04/18/2014 3:35:13 PM CDT
shaul says ...
Use it instead of bread as chicken stuffing. Same method as stale bread,soak in water, drain, add salt, garlic, put it under polutry when baking instead of potatos so it sokes up all the juices. Comes out tastier then meat itself.
04/21/2014 11:08:14 PM CDT
Ellen says ...
I like to make matzoh cake. Soak Matzoh sheets in a sweet wine till just moist. (Putting the leftover manischiewitz to good use too!) Place in 8x8 dish alternating layers with chocolate pudding and then drizzle a little more wine on top. Refrigerate for about an hour, then slice and serve. Can easily get fancier with "filling" options too, add nuts, fruit, whipped cream etc...
04/22/2014 10:55:43 AM CDT
Ingrid Shapiro says ...
I just opened this email and OMG. What great recipes for things I have but never knew what to do with. Always have leftovers of matzo , now it will get used. Kasha, have and now will use it in a new way. Keep those great recipes coming.
04/23/2014 2:11:12 PM CDT