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Easy potato recipe: potato cutlets


I have not been sharing any recipes for a while. This one is basic and easy and I have “invented” it myself, but as it is basic, someone else may have already invented it, too. The basic ingredient here is potato.

Easy potato recipe

Easy potato recipe

Here is a list of ingredients you would need for this easy recipe:

– Potato

– Egg

– A table spoon of flour

– Two or three table spoons of sour milk or cream

– Salt and spices

– A bit of baking soda

– Coriander

– Onions

There is the making of potato cutlets:

Cook mashed potatoes or use some mashed potatoes left overs from yesterday. Fry some onions. You may use small slices of bacon when frying onion. Add an egg, fried onions, salt and spices. Mix the sour milk or cream with a bid of baking soda (just a tiny bit) and add the mixture to the mashed potatoes. Add some flour to make the mix more thick, so you could use your hands to form small balls out of it.

Mix some flour with grind coriander seed. Preheat the pan with vegetable oil on it. Roll the balls, shape small cutlets out them and dip them into the flour with coriander on both sides. Then fry the potato cutlets from both sides.

Done. You may serve your potato cutlets hot with cream or sour cream or with mayonnaise.

Easy Christmas cookie recipe: Cristmas tree cookies


I just cut out a slice of plastic out of a water bottle, then I bended it in the form of a Christmas tree. It’s not the nicest form, but it worked well for me for this Christmas cookie recipe.

Cristmas tree cookies

Cristmas tree cookies

It’s a 15 min Christmas cookie recipe. Really easy to make. I wanted to make some special treats for my kids today and they get all excited about the upcoming New Year and Christmas holidays. We have been making Christmas tree handmade toys this week.

So, I decided to shape these Christmas cookie recipe treats in the form of Christmas tree. Here is the recipe and the making:

Ingredients:

– Flour 9 ounces

– Baking soda 1 tea spoon

– Butter 7 ounces

– 1 egg

– a bit salt

– Sugar 9 ounces

Mix up all the ingredients. That’s it. Heat up the oven. Roll the dough on a sheet of baking paper. For this Christmas cookie recipe it has to be rolled thin. Then cut out your cookies, set them in the oven for about 10 min. Top them with melted chocolate. Done.

As you may see, this is a very easy Christmas cookie recipe. The problem was that I did not have the Christmas tree shape to form the cookies. So, I made one in few minutes out of a plastic water bottle.

Here it is:

Cristmas cookie recipe
Christmas cookie recipe

Thin pancake recipe: we call them in Ukraine Nalisniki


Ukrainians love pan cakes. I have provided few pancake recipes on my blog, such as huge pancakes or apple pan cakes. Here is another one, we call Nalisniki. This word means that the pancake is large and covers all the pan.

Nalisniki pan cake recipe

The plate beneath the pancakes is large.

Nalisniki pancake recipe:

Milk 1 quart

1 egg

2-3 table spoons of sugar

Salt

5 table spoons of all purpose flour

These are the basic ingredients for these Ukrainian pancakes.

The making:

Add egg to the milk, stir well, then add salt and sugar. Finally, start adding flour spoon by spoon. The mix has to be pretty liquid, but with no blobs. Usually, I mix it with a hand whisk, but you can also use an electric one. Only in this case you would have to add more flour.

The mix has to be as thin sour cream in its texture. Then you heat up the pan, pour in some vegetable oil, take a larger spoon and pour the mix on hot pan. You fry the pan cakes on both sides. That is the basic Nalisniki pan cake Ukrainian recipe.

Easy potato waffles recipe


I have already rebloged an easy potato waffles recipe on my blog. Finally, I have tried to cook it and I simply love it! I have already shared with you some of my sweet waffles recipes. Here is how I made these potato waffles.

 

Ingredients:

2 small potato, peeled, grated finely
¼ onion, grated finely
2 small eggs, separated
⅓ cup milk
½ cup of all purpose flour

1\2 of teaspoon of baking soda
pinch salt

I have made a mix and used my old waffle pan to bake the potato waffles.

My old waffle pan to make potato waffles

easy potato waffle recipe

 

My Easter bread


There is a big tradition to make sweet Easter bread in my country. It is called Paskha. Here is my Easter bread:

Easter bread

That is a traditionally looking round Easter bread. I did not have enough of these round forms for it, so I made another one less traditionally shaped:

Easter bread

I used a cake form for this Easter bread. It’s called the King’s Easter bread and it tasty, but not healthy, as it has many eggs and butter in it.

Easy recipe: stuffed eggs with salmon


This is a delicious and tasty snack that takes you only 10 min to make.

eggs stuffed with salmon

I already had a salted salmon I made at home. So, I chopped it into pieces. I boiled eggs, peeled them and cut into halves. Then I removed the yolks. I mixed the yolks with chopped salmon and homemade mayonnaise. The stuffing is ready. I stuffed the eggs and served them on green ramson leaves. That’s my easy eggs stuffed with salmon recipe.

 

Ukrainian recipes: dumplings


Making dumplings is a very traditional Ukrainian type of food. You can find other Ukrainian recipes in my blog: Borsch, Deruni, Sirniki, Trickled pastries soup. There are the famous Poltava dumplings and here is a quick and easy recipe for them.

Dumplings

dumplings recipe: ingredients

1 cup of sour milk or keffir

1 egg

1/2 tea spoon of baking soda

1/2 tea spoon of salt

Flour

Making: Ukrainian dumplings

Mix sour milk with egg and add salt and soda. Mix in the flour.

Ukrainian dumplingsAdd enough flour to mix a dough that does not stick to your hands, when you knead it.

Leave it to sit in a warm spot for half an hour.

Then you knead it again. You may have to add just a bit more of flour. You roll the dough between your palms to form a long ‘sausage’ stick out of it. Then you cut out small pieces of it. Set the water to boil, add salt throw in your Ukrainian dumplings, once it starts boiling.

Once you get them out, you can serve them hot with butter or sour cream, or you can make a sauce or a dressing for the dumplings.

I fried some chicken liver with onions to serve along with these.

Ukrainian dumplings recipe

Authentic Ukrainian dumplings recipe

Healthy and easy breakfast: scrambled eggs recipe with ramson


Eggs make my first choice, when it goes about cooking something fast. They make great breakfast, too. Here is a simple scrambled eggs recipe with ramson. Ramson is the first natural and organic green, we get in Ukraine. It grows wild in the woods. People gather and sell it on the market. It is a special type of onion with the garlic flavor. Very peculiar.

scrambled eggs recipe with ramson

Ingredients for scrambled eggs recipe with ramson:

4 eggs

4 tea spoons of flour

1/2 tea spoon of salt

Ramson

Making:

Separate the yolks from the egg white. Beat the yolks with the flour untill they turn white in color. Beat the egg white with the salt to form a foam. Then, gently add the egg white foam into the yolks with flour. Heat up the pan well, put a generous slice of butter and fry your scrambled eggs on it. Or, you may heat up the oven well and place eggs there to get cooked. You may chop some ramson and add into the scrambled eggs. I just served the eggs with it and added some chopped ramson into sour cabbage. So, it’s a really simple and healthy scrambled eggs recipe with ramson. Such a spring kind of breakfast.