Potato zrazy - general principles and methods of cooking
In some countries, this dish is called “potato patties”, but in our country they are known as “zrazy”. Attractive golden crust and a little secret in the form of a filling attract lovers of unusual dishes. Although there is nothing unusual in zrazah - the usual mashed potatoes in the form of cutlets and filling, hidden inside. The most common dish in the Belarusian cuisine, a close relative of the sorcerers, although the word itself is rather Polish, translated into Russian as “cut off piece”.
Potato Zrazy - food preparation
Taste zraz depends not so much on products, but on cooking technology. Any kind of potato will do. You can cook it in uniform to clean it in finished form, or immediately clean it and cut it into pieces - here everything is for the hostess’s choice. The potato mass should be cooled down to a well-warmed form, so that it is more plastic and easily molded by hand. Anything that goes well with potatoes - meat or minced meat, fried onion, spinach and other greens with eggs, vegetables, sausage or sausages can serve as a filling. Fry in vegetable oil or butter.
Potato zrazy - the best recipes
Recipe 1: Potato zrazy with minced meat
A very tasty and satisfying dish is made from simple ingredients: potatoes and fried minced meat with onions. This is a special dish. After all, we will not fry our zrazy, and cook. Sticky potato dough is difficult to form into a “bun”, but it is not advisable to add a lot of flour. The case moves much faster if you wet your hands with cold water.
Ingredients: potatoes (1 kg), minced meat (250 grams), onions (3 pieces), breadcrumbs (3 spoons), flour (300 grams), egg (1 pieces), salt, pepper, butter vegetable oil, butter and cheese to decorate the finished dish and serve.
Method of preparation
Boil the potatoes in a uniform and cool. Fry onion in vegetable oil, add crackers and fry for another 3 minutes. Add the stuffing and fry, stirring until the meat is cooked. Mixing the minced meat, break the pieces with a spatula so that it is roasted evenly. Rub on a grated peeled potato and add the egg. Add flour in parts, while mixing well. Moisten hands with water and separate a piece of dough, then form a cake, put the mince inside and close it in the form of a bun. Put them on a plate, as they quickly roast, and it is advisable to bring them to full readiness at the same time. Boil for 10 minutes after floating. Lay out the finished products on a plate, coat them with butter and fall asleep with grated cheese.
Recipe 2: Potato zrazy with cabbage
This is probably the most popular recipe. Cabbage with potatoes is a classic of the genre. By the way, if you do not have fresh cabbage, you can use fermented. It is best to mix it mixed in half with fresh and greens.
Ingredients: potatoes (10 pcs), flour (3 spoons), onions (2 pcs), carrots (2 pcs), cabbage (1 small head, 1 kg), egg, salt, pepper.
Method of preparation
Boil the potatoes and mince. Break the egg and mix, add the flour. Fry the onions in a skillet, add the carrot. Chop the cabbage finely, add to the onions. You can add fresh green onions or other greens. Cool the prepared stuffing. Sculpt zrazy hands - crush in the form of cakes. Put stuffing in the middle and close it up. Fry zrazy on both sides in a hot frying pan with oil.
Recipe 3: Potato zrazy with mushrooms
The classic combination is potatoes with mushrooms. First, prepare the mushrooms and then hide them in potato dough and fry. Simple and tasty.
Ingredients: fresh or frozen mushrooms (500 grams, champignons - perfect), onions (1 pc), vegetable oil (4 spoons), bread crumbs, sour cream (150 grams), salt, black pepper, potatoes (500 grams).
Method of preparation
Prepare the filling - fry small pieces in vegetable oil, add onions and fry for 5-7 minutes. Salt, pepper. Cool it down. Peel and boil potatoes in salted water. Crushing the potatoes, add a little broth or hot milk flour. The dough should be soft. We form the pieces and sculpt the “pies”. In the center lay out the mushroom stuffing, pinch the edges, giving the shape of long cutlets. Roll in breadcrumbs and fry in a skillet. Serve on a platter with sour cream and finely chopped green onions.
Recipe 4: Potato zrazy with liver
Liver dishes are healthy and tasty. Even if you are not very fond of the liver, its characteristic flavor will be mixed with fried onions and mashed potatoes.
Ingredients: chicken or turkey liver (400 grams), mashed potatoes (1 kg, potatoes 1, 5 kg), eggs (2 pieces), onions (2-3 pieces), dill and parsley, vegetable oil , salt, pepper, breadcrumbs. Method of preparation
Cook the potatoes - whole, or, cut into pieces, strain out, knead. Fry chicken or turkey liver in vegetable oil with onion for a short time so that it becomes soft. Boil the hard boiled eggs and chop finely. You also need to fry the onions separately, and then prepare the minced meat - skip the liver through a meat grinder, add the onions and shredded boiled eggs. You can also add feathers of green onions. In the potato mass break the raw egg, salt, pepper and stir with 3-4 tablespoons of flour. It remains only to form cakes and glare zrazy, similar to a pie and fry them until golden brown.
Potato zrazy - useful tips from experienced chefs
It is better to cook peeled potatoes without salt, and add salt only with flour. A good effect will be obtained by dipping a coagulated egg into a beaten egg before frying, and then in a croutons. If, after breading, the whole structure is broken, trim it with your hands, give it a beautiful shape.
Delicious lenten dish - potato zrazy with fish. The technology of their preparation, in principle, is very similar to other options. It is better to take fish without bones, boil it in a small amount of water, mince or grind in a blender. You can add onions, fried in vegetable oil.