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Fried matzoh with horseradish mayo grilled cheese

There is no reason observant Jews can't enjoy a good grilled cheese during Passover.

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In a separate bowl, prepare however many eggs you would like. In this case, for two sandwiches, I went with four eggs. This is the bowl you will mix everything in.

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Once you have squeezed out the excess water from the matzoh, put it in the bowl with the eggs and mix. Add salt to taste.

Side Story: Back when I was at the University of Cincinnati, every year, I attended Passover Seder at Hillel. Every year, the Rabbi would have fresh horseradish on the seder plate, instead of the imitation stuff that most people use, including my family. Every year, he requires everyone to eat one whole piece of fresh horseradish, making sure to swallow. Out of the 5 years I was there, I don’t think I succeeded once. The Rabbi succeeded every year.

With all that being said, when I decided that I wanted some horseradish in the Fried Matzoh, in honor of my Hillel Rabbi, I wanted the real stuff. We only included a small amount directly in the Fried Matzoh as we didn’t want to over do it, considering how much of a kick fresh horseradish has. On the side, the sous chef made fresh horseradish mayo, which was used as a dipping sauce and added much more to the grilled cheese than expected.

Once all the ingredients are mixed, you simply cook the eggs like you would regular scrambled eggs.

Feel free to add salt as needed/required.

The sandwich would have probably been great with just the Fried Matzoh, but I decided to include fresh tomatoes as well. If you aren’t a tomato person, feel free to leave them out, otherwise, I would definitely recommend them.

What is there to say about matzoh? Really, what is there? It is pretty horrible but must be eaten by Jews for 8 days as a horrible alternative to bread. However, when life gives you matzoh, make a delicious matzoh grilled cheese.

Grade: A

I enjoyed the past two Passover grilled cheese sandwiches, there is no doubt about it. However, with this sandwich, I did more than just enjoy it. This sandwich stands up against all the other, non-inhibited Passover sandwiches. The crunch of the matzoh mixed with the soft interior created a great overall texture. Throw in the creamy horseradish mayo with a little kick and you have the recipe for a great sandwich. This truly was a winner. Even if you aren’t Jewish or don’t eat matzoh, I would still highly recommend this Passover grilled cheese. Now it is time for me to go finish the other half of this awesome sandwich…

Shane Kearns blogs about grilled cheese at Grilled Shane. To comment on the original post, click here.

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