Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vegan Matzoh Brie

It's Passover, and you know what that means: no bread for the Jews. If you're a real fan of Jewishness, you know that that also means no cereal, no pasta, no flour tortillas, and no whiskey or beer (or gin, but that is of less consequence to me).

If you're a vegan, however, you already know that restriction is the mother of invention, which is to say that you will eat delicious things that you would not have thought of eating otherwise.

One of these things is matzoh brie. You will eat matzoh brie.

You might be curious to know what matzoh brie is--basically, it is French toast, but since the "toast" is made out of the flattest and hardest of "breads," it is delightfully crispy and, I dare say, fried egg-like. It is easy to make; you will make it; it will be so good.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup soymilk or other non-milk

  • 2 ripe bananas

  • a pinch of cinnamon

  • some matzoh (yields about 8 sheets' worth)

  • oil for frying


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Put the soymilk, bananas, and cinnamon into a blender and puree them until smooth. Pour the mixture into a wide bowl.

  2. Break each sheet of matzoh into three or four pieces and soak them in the soymilk mixture for about three minutes.

  3. Fry the matzoh in oil until it's browned on both sides, which shouldn't take long, so watch out--it's best if they're still pretty soft anyway.


HEARTILY RECOMMENDED: Pour on some sugar and/or jelly, or some maple syrup. Some people prefer their matzoh brie more savory, like they fry it with peppers and onions and put ketchup on it, but I was never one of those people.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

my mom's brie involves eggs and is slightly savory except for the recent addition (as of this year) of a dash of cinnamon. i'm not into bananas really but i like the idea, how you blended it all together.

semi-related, someone challenged me to a "jew off" last night and i won, obviously. being a jew is so cool sometimes, i'm sure you already knew that though.

and i also wanted to say that i lol'd at your new subheader. most smarter!