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Potato Garnish


2 lb potato
3 egg yolks
2 eggs
5 tbsp flour
1 cup bread crumbs, or ground nuts
Salt and spices on your taste


Peel potatoes, put in salted boiling water, and boil until they’re ready.
Drain well.

Ground cooled boiled potatoes.
Blend together with egg yolks and salt.

Sprinkle the large cutting board with flour. Roll the potato mix on it. Cut into pieces, and shape them as strikes your fancy.

Russian Salad – 2


4-5 boiled potatoes
½ lb boiled beef (de-boned, without fat)
2 hard-boiled eggs
1 medium apple
2 large salt cucumbers
1 small salt herring (or 4-5 large anchovies)

For dressing:

0.5 cup sour cream
1 tsp ground horseradish
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp mustard
2 tbsp dill and parsley greens, thinly cut


Soak the herring and anchovies if necessary (if they are too salted or too hot).

Ground Beef Steaks


1 lb ground beef
½ lb feta cheese (or other feta-like cheese) optional
1 large onion
Coriander greens on taste (optional)
2 eggs
Salt and pepper on taste


Put a piece of foil on the table.
Cut onions into small cubes.
Mix ground beef, eggs, onions, salt, pepper, and coriander greens (optional) together.
Divide into 4 parts.

Cut cheese into 8 same-size pieces.

Milk Soup with Vegetables


1 l milk
3-4 potatoes
2 medium carrots
3 tbsp butter
Salt and spices on your taste


Peel potatoes and carrots, wash, and cut into small stripes.
Put the potatoes in the hot milk, add pinch of salt, and bring to boil with medium-low heating.

Stir-fry the carrots with butter, until the carrots change color.

Then, add the carrots into the soup, and boil until the vegetables are ready.

Sprinkle with spices on your taste, and serve.

Smoked Chicken and Bean Salad

Ingredients for 4:

1 lb cooked (boiled or canned) beans
½ lb smoked chicken breast, de-boned and de-skinned
3 hard-boiled eggs
1 medium sweet onion
3 tbsp sour cream
Salt and greens on taste


Drain the beans, place in a salad bowl.

Cut chicken breast into small cubes, and put them in a salad bowl.

Peel onions, and cut into small cubes. Put them in the salad bowl.

Ground Cutlets with Cheese


1 lb ground meat (beef, pork, lamb, veal, or a mix of them)
1 large onion
3-4 medium potatoes or ¾ lb angel-hair-cut cabbage
0.5 lb cheese
Spices on taste


Peel potatoes and grate.
Peel onions, and cut into small cubes.
Cut cheese into small cubes.
Mix the ground meat, ground potatoes (or cabbage), onions, and spices together.

Then, add the cheese, and stir one more time.
Shape hand-sized patties, and cook them.

Zapekanka with Vermicelli


½ lb vermicelli
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 cup fruit preserves (cherry, black currants, blueberries)
1 cup melted margarine or butter + 2 tbsp margarine or butter for baking dish greasing


Boil the vermicelli until it’s ready, as per instructions.
Then, drain, stir with butter or margarine, and let cool a little.

During that time, whip eggs, sugar, and fruit preserves.

Pre-heat an oven to 400 F (200 C).

Potato Salad with Crab Meat


5 medium potatoes
0.5 lb boiled crab meat, or 1 can crabmeat, or 1 pack crab meat imitation
½ English cucumber
Sauce Remulade


Boil the potatoes, cool, peel, and cut into medium cubes.
Grate the cucumber.
Cut the crabmeat into medium pieces.
Mix all the ingredients with Remulade sauce, decorate with marinated ginger, and serve.


Remulade sauce:

Herring in a Mustard Sauce


1 l b herring filets Matties
1 large sweet onion
3 tbsp mustard
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp water


Cut herring fillets into strips, and place on an oval herring dish.
Peel onion, and cut into half-rings.
Cover the herring with onions.

Stir mustard with sugar until the sugar dissolves.
Blend this with olive oil until an even consistency.
Add warm water, and continue to blend until an even consistency.

“Herring under fur coat” Salad

This dish is so named for the airy layers covering the herrings.


1 lb herrings fillets Matties (lightly salt, not brined, de-boned)
2 large beetroots
3 carrots
1-2 sour apples
3-4 hard-boiled eggs
Mayonnaise on taste


Boil beetroots in salt water (do not peel!) for about 45 minutes, check if they are mild with a knife. If not, boil for 15 more minutes, then place in cold water and let cool.

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