Harvey’s Special Pancake

When I was a kid, we often visited my maternal grandparents for Passover. And one of the best things my grandmother made was Matzah Meal pancakes. They are soft, savory and all round delightful. The official name for them is Bubaleh, not to be confused with Bubbele (which is an affectionate term that means literally ‘little grandmother’ from the Russian babushka). Matzah meal pancakes was Harvey’s signature dish, part of his courting behavior. One of the great travesties is that the Harvey Milk opera refers instead to matzo brei. Matzo brei is nothing like Bubaleh. It’s soggy matzah in eggs, also eaten on Passover, and even a huge dropping of cinnamon sugar cannot save this dish.

So if you would like to try your hand at Harvey’s favorite here’s a recipe courtesy of  Tori Avey.

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  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp matzo meal
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (for Passover use a kosher for Passover-certified brand)
  • Nonstick cooking oil spray or vegetable oil to grease the pan


  • Nonstick skillet or griddle
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Total Time: 5 Minutes

Servings: 1

Kosher Key: Pareve

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