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Waxing nostalgic... Ritz cracker omelette recipe?

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teukros Jun 6, 2013 10:36 PM

40 years ago my mother (long since deceased) used to make these Ritz cracker omelettes. They were definitely Ritz not Saltines, I remember crumbling the crackers. She used a lot of Ritz crackers, I don't think she used any cheese. The result was nothing like what I would call an omelette, it was more like a savory thick pancake, kind of hard and dry. We had it with ketchup.

Does anyone have a recipe for this culinary relic?

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    jbsiegel Jun 7, 2013 05:23 AM

    Was it like a Matzo Brei made with Ritz instead of Matzo? My husband introduced me to Matzo Brei - total yum, and I can imagine it would be good with Ritz (although the Matzo are firmer in texture and probably hold up to the wetness of the eggs better...)

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      skytop Jun 7, 2013 06:04 AM

      My Dad made what sounds like the same thing - called it Cracker Egg. I make it by crumbling about 6-10 crackers and soaking briefly in water to soften. Drain water and scramble in two eggs. Cook with butter like you'd make omelette or scramble - You can adjust the crackers to taste.

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        jbsiegel Jun 7, 2013 06:09 AM

        Definitely sounds like the same thing as a Matzo Brei.

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          skytop Jun 7, 2013 07:08 AM

          Yes - pretty much the same thing.

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