Russian Recipe: Kartoflyanki – Russian Style…

Kartoflyanki a little potato ball that is covered with fried onions, also many use a creamy sauce and smother them like with a gravy (Sorta like Swedish meatballs!). They are easy to make and everyone will love them, whether you eat them smothered or just pop one in your mouth and munch…

So how about a different way to serve those potatoes?

Ingredients:
800g/2lb potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
Salt and pepper to taste (Russians really do not use much pepper though!)
100g/4oz cornflour (cornstarch)
2 eggs
25g/1 oz butter
A little plan flour for counter surface non stickiness

Instructions:
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with salted water, bring to the boil then reduce the heat a little and cook for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender…

Preheat the oven to 180C – 350F and lightly butter a baking sheet…

Once the potatoes are cooked, drain well, return to the pan and mash…

Once potatoes are cooled down, add the cornflour or also called cornstarch, butter, egg, salt and pepper, mix well then turn onto a floured work surface and knead gently…

Shape the dough into small balls about the size of a walnut, place on the prepared greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes…

Traditionally served sprinkled with fried onions. I like to crispy fry the onions and they really make a great side dish for the Kartoflyanki! Of course Russians consider these a meal many times, as Russians at home do not hardly ever have over one or two items at a meal setting. Unless they have guests of course…

Kyle Keeton
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