Check out this viral matzah pasta video: a genius way to use leftover matzah

"For when you’re tired of matzo pizza." (Courtesy: thepastagay/tiktok)

It’s the mistake we all make every year, but still never correct: overstocking matzah in advance of Passover… And worst of all, being left with way too many leftovers well after the 7 days are over.

This year, Dan Freeman, also known as @thepastagay on Tik Tok, is sparing us the trouble. He’s figured out a way to turn matzah into pasta. Yup, you heard that right! 

Check out the viral Tik Tok below:

Freeman posted the video on March 29, and within the day, it had already garnered almost 500 thousand views! 

“For when you’re tired of matzo pizza 😅,” he wrote as his caption.

Perhaps what makes this recipe so great is that it requires lots of matzah to create enough faux-flour — making it the perfect way to use up all that leftover matzah!

Here’s Freeman’s recipe:

  1. Mix 1 cup of matzo cake meal (or crush your own) with 2 eggs, 1 egg yolk, pinch of salt and 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Mix until clumps form. Add a little water if dry. Form a ball and knead until smooth (5 mins or so). Wrap and plastic and let sit for 15 mins 
  3. Roll out by hand or with machine, then cut into strips. Cook in salted boiling water for 3-5 mins.
Matzah Pasta recipe from @thepastagay [Screenshot: @thepastagay / Tik Tok]

But the real question is: does it taste good?

“I mean there’s definitely still a slight matzo taste and the texture is a little different than real pasta, but it’s surprisingly pretty good!” Freeman wrote in response to a comment on the video.

One user tried it out and gave it a positive review. “Way better than commercial kosher for Passover pasta,” wrote @jennyraera. 

@jennyraera’s review of pasta made from matzah [Screenshot: @thepastagay / Tik Tok]

Try this recipe out and let us know what you think @JewishUnpacked on Tik Tok and Instagram!