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Saturday 11 June 2016

Potato cutlets with peas filling (Ukrainian potato zrazy)

Potato zrazy is a popular Ukrainian dish. They are made with potato puree and can be filled with minced meat, mushrooms or mashed peas. When I was a child my mum and granny used to cook them very often and now I make them for my family (my Italian husband just adores this dish), zrazy are very quick and easy to make, you'll need only few simple and cheap ingredients and the result will surprise you:-) Zrazy are traditionally served with some sour cream or tomato sauce. Here is the recipe of my favorite zrazy with mashed peas filling.

To make Ukrainian potato zrazy you need:

  • 500g (18oz) potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp potato starch
  • salt, black pepper
  • flour (add until potato dough does not stick to your hands)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 can of green peas 

Prepare potato puree (boil the potatoes in some salty water and mash them)

Prepare the filling: cut the onion in small pieces and fry it for 5 minutes in hot oil

Combine fried onions, canned green peas, salt and black pepper and blend the mixture with a food processor

Make the potato dough: combine potato puree, egg, flour, salt and potato starch

Knead the dough (it should not stick to your hands)

Form the patties

Put 1 or 2tbsp of the filling in the middle

Enclose the filling inside the potato cutlet and press the edges. Deep it in flour

Fry zrazy in hot oil from each side

Bon appetit or ''Smachnoho" as we say in Ukraine! Thank you for your visit :-)

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