Holiday Matzos Cheese Pie

In an acknowledgment of the current holidays, enjoy a matzos cheese pie. Eliminate the cheese for kosher sake (however, it's super delicious with it)! Don't worry, Easter carnivores, something for you is forthcoming (serves 4):

6 matzos squares
3 cups boiling water 
2 eggs-separated
1.5 t paprika
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1 t dried oregano 
1 T butter (or cooking spray)
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup shredded Gruyere
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
Optional: 1/2 cup tomato sauce
 Optional: sour cream, apple sauce, honey, cranberry sauce, tomato dipping sauce, spicy salsa or chutney.
1. In a large bowl, break up matzos into 2 to 3 inch squares.
2. Pour boiling water over matzos; once soft, strain excess water.
3. In a separate bowl beat egg yolks; add paprika, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne, garlic powder, and oregano.
4. Whip egg whites to very soft peaks.
5. Pour egg yolk mixture over matzos; fold in egg whites (do not over mix).
6. Butter (or spray) a baking dish and place half of the matzos inside.
7. Spread ricotta (and tomato sauce, if using) on top and sprinkle with Gruyere and Parmesan.
8. Please the other half of the matzos on top of the cheese and pat down.
9. Bake in a 375F oven for 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through and the top is golden.
10. Serve warm with optional ingredients.

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