Potatoes & mushrooms is an old classic combination that always gives a great delicious result. Recipes based on these two ingredients are very ancient in the Russian cuisine. There are infinite ideas & ways of cooking. Here are two traditional dishes that are frequent guests at the New Year table & not only…
Russian Potato Mini Pies (Pirog’i) With Mushrooms Ingredients:
Potato Dough: 1 kg. of peeled washed potatoes, 2 egg yolks, flour – a bit if necessary, oil – 2 tbsp.
Filling: dried /fresh mushrooms, 2 onions, 2 eggs, bread crumbles – 1/2 glass, oil – 4 tbsp., salt, pepper.
Potato Dough: boil potatoes, drain water, leave it to cool down for 10 minutes. Smash it well. Add oil, eggs, flour if necessary. Mix everything well. Prepare the filling.
Filling: wash & boil mushrooms, cut or slice them, add salt, pepper, fry with oil together with chopped onions.
Shape circles from the dough, put some filling with a spoon, make half-moons & fix the seam well. Cover with fresh eggs, roll in bread crumbles. Fry with oil. Cool down. Serve with sour-cream.
Fried Potatoes With Mushrooms Ingredients:
peeled potatoes – 1kg, fresh/ dried mushrooms – 500 gr., 1-2 onions, sour cream 1/2 glass, oil -3 tbsp, 1 bay leaf, salt, pepper, 1 sprout of parsley.
Wash, cut or slice mushrooms. Peel off & chop onions. Salt, pepper, fry together with oil. Cut potatoes into pieces, add into mushrooms & onions, fry together. Then add a bit of water, sour-cream, the sprout of parsley & the bay leaf. Cook at a low heat for 20-25 minutes. Serve decorated with cut parsleys.
Enjoy the meal! 🥕🥔🥦
PS. The recipes are translated from authentic Soviet Culinary Books.