April 12, 2012
The pharaohs of pizza: Manhattan Beach restaurant takes on matzah pizza
Running out of ideas on how to use left-over matzah? How about a matzah pizza? In the past you probably baked matzah pizza at home. You spread the cheese and sauce on your matzah and you threw it in the oven.
But now, someone can do it all for you. Fresh Brothers pizza is offering an opportunity for Jews to eat Italian out for once during Passover.
“We use a part skim milk cheese, which isn’t greasy and yet very moist”, said Goldberg.
After my first bite, I noticed the difference the cheese made. Also, the matzah had a nice firmness to it and featured charred edges, which left an enjoyable tempered smokiness while playing off by the moist cheese.
Who makes up the market for matzah pizza shouldn’t come as a surprise.
“You can’t identify who is a Jew is, but you can when they order a matzah pizza this week,” said Goldberg.
Yes, it probably was sacrilegious to eat in a Non-Kosher restaurant during Passover, but we live in a different world now. Jews’ ideological views about kashrut stretch beyond our traditional reform, conservative or orthodox conceptions of food. For the average Jew, who’s Passover dinning out habits include removing grilled meat off a tortilla or ordering a sandwich with bread on the side, having a prepared dish with matzah can be as welcoming as any comfort food.
Think about making matzah pizza at home? Here’s a family recipe with a new age Neapolitan twist that will leave you asking for more.
Neapolitan Matzah Pizza