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You will absolutely love chilaquiles if you love shakshuka. Stewed tomatoes and eggs are truly a match made in heaven. I honestly don’t understand what took me so long to adapt my favorite chilaquiles recipe for Passover. Shockingly,¬†I’m not a fan of matzah brei (I’m also not a fan of French toast so this makes sense). Matzah chilaquiles is a welcome break from the Passover breakfast staple. My hope is that once you’ve made this recipe, you’ll be a matzah chilaquiles eater too.
1.¬†Preheat oven to a low broil. Combine first eight ingredients into a food processor or
2.¬†Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a large, heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, and add 3/4 of the tomato puree and cook, stirring, for roughly 10 minutes, until the sauce darkens and thickens. Season to taste with salt.
3.¬†Turn the heat to low, and simmer, stirring often, for about five minutes, until the sauce coats the front and back of a spoon. Taste and adjust salt.
4.¬†Add broken-up pieces of matzah to a large mixing bowl. Cover with the cooked tomato puree. Stir until all pieces of matzah are combined.
5.¬†Return half of the covered matzah to the skillet. Flatten and cover with half of the shredded cheese. Top that with the rest of your covered matzah, cover with the last quarter of your tomato puree and the rest of your cheese.
6.¬†Place the skillet of your cheesy, tomato matzah in the oven and broil until cheese is golden and melted, 4‚Äď5 minutes.
7.¬†Meanwhile, pour the last tablespoon of oil into a nonstick skillet to lightly coat. Heat over¬†medium heat. Add eggs and fry until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 4 minutes.
8.¬†Top chilaquiles with chopped onion, cilantro and lime wedges. Top with fried eggs and serve with remaining sauce alongside.
Missing morning carb treats like doughnuts?¬†No need to stress if you are following the culinary traditions for Passover. Burmolikos are light, soft puffs of egg and matzah that are fried in oil (and bear no resemblance to heavy matzah fritters). They are a wonderful treat eaten by¬†Bulgarian Jews during Passover and year-round because they are so delicious! Be sure to roll them with cinnamon and sugar while they’re still warm, or eat them with jam or honey.
Burmolikos (Bulgarian Matzah Puffs)
2. Drain the matzah and squeeze handfuls until almost all of the water is removed. Place in a 2-quart bowl.
3. Add the eggs, egg yolk and salt to the clumps of matzah and combine well with a fork.
4. Heat the oil in a small saucepan or deep fryer to a depth of 2 inches‚ÄĒif you use a 1-quart saucepan you will use only about 1 cup oil and¬†will only be able to make 2 puffs at a time. However, they cook quickly so it is up to you.
5. When the oil is hot, drop the mixture by oval soup spoon or ice cream scoop into the oil and fry on one side until golden, about 1-2 minutes. Turn over puff and fry on the other side until golden‚ÄĒanother minute. Drain on crumpled paper towels (you use fewer towels and have more surface area to absorb the oil).
Coat with the sugar/cinnamon mixture.¬†Burmolikos can also be served with jam or honey.
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