Sirniki (Russian Cheese Pancakes)

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READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
3-4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a food processor, pulse the farmer�s cheese until it is uniformly crumpled. Add the eggs, sugar, salt, and ½ cup of flour. Pulse or mix to combine. Refrigerate 1 hour, or even overnight. The dough will remain thick but sticky.
  2. Put approximately 1/3 cup of flour into a bowl, and use this to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands. Using 2 teaspoons, drop 1½ï¿½ balls of dough into the flour, roll them round, and flatten to about 3/8� thick. Place them on a plate in a single layer until all the patties are all formed.
  3. Heat a frying pan with 1 T. butter, and fry the patties on each side until golden. You will need to add more butter as you go.
  4. Serve hot with sour cream and/or jam. This recipe will make approximately 20 small patties.
  5. NOTE: Farmer Cheese is usually found near the cream cheese; my store sells Friendship brand. These days, the packages are just under 1/2 pound (don't you hate this incremental downsizing?), and 2 packages will work fine.
  6. About the Times, Prep time is mostly frying time, and Passive time is the chilling time.

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