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Passover Bimuelos

A Sephardic family heirloom, Passover bimuelos are a fried pancake with matzo, eggs and Parmesan cheese dipped in a sweet simple syrup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Jewish, Sephardic, Turkish
Keyword: bimuelos recipe, Passover bimuelos, Sephardic bimuelos
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro
Cost: $5

Ingredients

Bimuelo Mixture

  • 5-6 Matzo about half the box, roughly broken up
  • 4 eggs whisked
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 vanilla bean split down the middle

Instructions

  • Begin by making the simple syrup and add sugar, water and vanilla bean to a small pot.
  • Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer until it thickens slightly and turns into a light amber color syrup, about 15 minutes.
  • Once done, remove vanilla bean and discard and remove syrup from heat and let cool while you make the bimuelos.
  • For the bimuelos, break up the matzo into small pieces and soak in a large bowl of warm water for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large deep skillet with about ¼ in of oil over medium heat.
  • Once the matzo is soaked, squeeze all the water out with your hands very well and add the whisked eggs, salt and pepper and give everything a good mix.
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons worth of mixture and carefully drop in hot oil. The bimuelos should immediately sizzle if it's hot enough. (You can also test this with a small piece of batter beforehand).
  • Fry bimuelos in oil until first side is lightly golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Carefully flip over and cook other side for another 2-3 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  • Once bimuelos are done frying, drain on reserved paper-towel lined plates and immediately grate Parmigiano Reggiano cheese while still hot.
  • Serve bimuelos alongside simple syrup to dip into.

Notes

Make the simple syrup ahead of time to make the recipe even quicker.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg