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glen3a Apr 9, 2007 06:05 PM

Any creative ways to use 3 pounds of matzoh? We've just about had our fill and are tired of looking at it by now.

  1. jfood Apr 9, 2007 06:08 PM

    let's see, so far tonight I have eaten 2 slices with peanut butter and on slice with melted cheese and tomato sauce. one box plus four slices to emptiness.

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      cimui Apr 9, 2007 06:55 PM

      There's a great matzah brei thread going on the home cooking board: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/389258

      And all of these sound amazing: http://www.epicurious.com/gourmet/fea...

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        skipper Apr 10, 2007 04:54 AM

        If you have room to store unopened boxes, they will be fine next Passover -- especially if used for Turkey stuffing.

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          seattledebs Apr 10, 2007 05:44 PM

          I'm pretty sure matzah loses its kosher for Passover status by the next Passover. I think you need matzah for that particular year.

          I give my leftover matzah away. My non-Jewish boyfriend eats it all year long. Oh, and to the person who suggested feeding ducks: when I was a kid we actually tried this and the ducks didn't even want the matzah!

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            Kuisine Apr 10, 2007 06:02 PM

            I think it stays kosher for Passover so long as the box is unopened/plastic wrap stays intact. We've just packed up extra boxes with the rest of the Passover stuff in previous years and then used them the next year. You just can't keep open boxes until the next year.

            We ate up the last of ours today as crackers to scoop up chicken salad made with the leftover soup chicken.

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          Nalega Apr 10, 2007 05:59 AM

          I bring mine into the office. Everyone there who hasn't just eaten it for a week LOVES it!

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            pamd Apr 10, 2007 06:53 AM

            yes, it's amazing how non Jewish people love it when they try it!
            It's good to crumble in soup. you could make crumbs out of it & save it for coating/binding.
            I just keep it b/c I love fried matzoh after I take a break from April- always a morning or night when it's just the thing to eat! .....or go feed some ducks:)

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              AppleSister Apr 10, 2007 07:53 AM

              Heh heh, I'm one of those non-Jewish people who love matzoh. My paralegal hates my la-dee-dah love of it.
              There is a great recipe for matzo brittle with dark chocolate and caramel on Epicurious. It's been described on these boards as matzo crack.
              http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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                pamd Apr 10, 2007 08:00 AM

                the matzah crunch is terrific, but unless I'm giving it away, I wouldn't make a ton of it with leftover as it's highly addictive & not too healthy!

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                  AppleSister Apr 10, 2007 08:26 AM

                  So true! But definitely a quick way to give it away.

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            KeriT Apr 10, 2007 07:38 AM

            Matzah kugel; the one I made (creamy apple kugel) used 10 pieces (almost a box). It was yummy.

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              glen3a Apr 10, 2007 04:02 PM

              KeriT, would you mind posting that apple kugel recipe? Sounds interesting, thanks.

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                KeriT Apr 10, 2007 05:07 PM

                Here you go:

                http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

                I've already forwarded it to one of my guests who had it here for brunch and I just ate the last bit of leftovers as a snack, so good!

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              rockycat Apr 11, 2007 06:58 AM

              Store it until next year. I'm left with two unopened boxes from last year and I'm sure they will be just fine next year. The matzah meal I used this year was dated 1996 (!) and it was not rancid, spoiled or in any was worse than the day it was manufactured.

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                ESNY Apr 11, 2007 07:44 AM

                I was gonna say, I'm not sure stale matzoh can be much worse than new matzoh. Especially after eating it for 8 straight days. I'm looking forward to my next 350ish days without matzoh.

              2. CindyJ Apr 11, 2007 08:29 AM

                We feed ours to the koi in our pond.

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                  daphnar Apr 12, 2007 03:11 PM

                  Give it to a food pantry (kosher or otherwise). Our sad leftovers are their happy meals.

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                    glen3a Apr 13, 2007 03:18 PM

                    Daphnar I like your suggestion best as we also are tired of it after 8 days. Can leftover stale tasting matzoh taste any worse than fresh matzoh? It's all abrasive to the GI tract.

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                      wearybashful Apr 13, 2007 03:37 PM

                      You can make lasagne with it. run the boards under water breifly to dampen and then use it instead of noodles-- saves cooking noodles and tastes almost the same.

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                        missclaudy Apr 13, 2007 03:51 PM

                        Are there kosher food pantry's?

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                        Nancy Berry Apr 13, 2007 06:40 PM

                        Just turn it into matzo meal in the food processor and then use it instead of bread crumbs in meatloaf or as breading for fried fish or chicken. Because it's so neutral in flavor, you can add all kinds of herbs and spices to it depending upon your mood or your pantry or the food that you're breading. Matzo meal was my mom's default choice for everything from matzo meal pancakes to eggplant parmesan to meatloaf to fried fish.

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                          missclaudy Apr 14, 2007 08:59 AM

                          Kindling.

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