I didn't know about matzo brei, that wonderful breakfast dish consisting of matzo and beaten eggs cooked in a lot of butter, until I started dating my now-husband (who is Jewish), in the mid-70s. His mom, Esther, made it for me and I thought it was absolutely delicious. I always wondered if you could build on matzo brei, treat it much like you would treat an omelet or scrambled eggs and throw in any old ingredient. So I tried it for this recipe and it worked surprisingly well. Boursin, an herb-flavored spreadable cheese which I have fond memories of from my childhood (it was very gourmet in the 60s), is a tad expensive, which is why I am offering a few alternatives. After you make this once, let your imagination go wild and throw in your favorite ingredients such as sauteed mushrooms, onions or even broccoli.
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