(JTA) — Why is this matzo brei different from all others?
It’s a favorite of Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg, that’s why.
The Academy Award-winning director — the force behind “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “E.T.” and scores of other popular films — has shared his family matzo brei recipe with Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s upscale food and lifestyle website.
“Uncle Morty’s Gourmet Matzos Brie,” as it’s called at Goop, calls for the slightly unusual method of soaking matzo pieces in milk instead of water. It also includes chopped onion — placing it definitively in the savory, not sweet, category.
It also specifies a specific brand of matzo: Streit’s, “in business since 1925,” the recipe notes.
Matzo brei, which is essentially pieces of matzo fried with eggs, is having a bit of a moment: A specialty matzo brei stand popped up at a New York City market last fall, and a slew of new recipes have been published online.
“I think people are always looking for the next thing to modernize,” said Shannon Sarna-Goldberg, editor of the Jewish food blog The Nosher.