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Котлеты (Russian sliders)

Котлеты (Russian sliders)

Even though this is a Russian staple, there are many recipes of these.  One recipe I found includes yogurt, so I recently started adding it instead of an extra egg and my family loves the texture.  You can bake them for healthier version, but the classic recipe is fried. You will need: 1 lb. ground … Continue reading

Чахохбили (Georgian chicken)

Чахохбили (Georgian chicken)

This flavorful dish is family approved and delicious. You will need: 2 lbs chicken thighs or drumsticks 2 tbsp. butter 2 yellow onions, cut in half moons 2 bell peppers, any color, cut into thin strips 2 – 4 cloves of garlic, minced 28 oz canned tomatoes 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 tsp. хмели … Continue reading

Hachapuri

Hachapuri

A classic Georgian dish. You will need: 1 cup buttermilk 1 egg approx. 3 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tbsp. vegetable oil your favorite shredded cheese for filling (Georgian Sulguni is traditional) The recipe: Mix buttermilk,, egg, salt, sugar, oil, and soda together.  Add flour 1 cup … Continue reading

Свекольник (cold beet soup)

Свекольник (cold beet soup)

A must Russian classic for summer. You will need: 2 medium beets 1 carrot 2 small cucumbers 2 green onions 6 cups buttermilk 1 cup plain greek yogurt 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. sugar 1 hard boiled eggs for garnish some dill for garnish salt and pepper to taste The recipe: Peel beets and … Continue reading

Russian teacakes

Russian teacakes

One time I ordered cookies in an Israeli restaurant, and I was very surprised when they brought me these familiar treats that I have always known as Russian teacakes. You will need: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup powdered sugar, plus some more 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 2 cups flour 1/2 cup finely … Continue reading

Garlic – lime cucumbers

You will need: 3 medium cucumbers (pickling or Persian are best) 1.5 cup sour cream some chopped dill juice of 1/2 lime 2 cloves garlic salt and pepper to taste The recipe: If using large cucumbers, peel them.  Slice cucumbers not too thinly.  In a bowl, combine sour cream, lime juice, pressed garlic and dill.  Add … Continue reading

Classic charlotte

You will need: 2 medium apples 3 eggs 1 cup flower 1 cup sugar some cinnamon some cognac or brandy The recipe: Pre-heat oven to 350F.  Peel and core apples.  Slice them, sprinkle with cinnamon and mix with cognac.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, beat eggs and sugar together until combined.  Add flour, mix.  … Continue reading