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Our favorite russian appetizers - 8 recipes

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Let your artistic side out with these easy Pollock-inspired smashed potatoes!

Method

  1. Boil the desired amount of small potatoes until tender.
  2. Spread on a lined baking tray, flatten slightly using a cup or jar. Don't over-flatten them!
  3. Sprinkle liberally with shredded cheese and Parmesan.
  4. Top with bacon slices approximately the same size as the potatoes.
  5. Drizzle liberally with balsamic vinegar.
  6. Place in oven, under the grill for 15 min at 375°F until the cheese is melted and  the bacon is crispy.
  7. Enjoy!

Top rated Russian appetizers recipes

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Here is a Russian twist on the traditional deviled eggs

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 generous tablespoons fat free or light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fat free or light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • A small jar of red or black caviar (I think I used a total of about 3 tablespoons of caviar for this recipe)
  • 1/3 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh dill
  • Peel the eggs and cut lengthwise into halves.
4.2/5 (68 Votes)

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Here is a low fat version I made of my grandma katrina's "piroshki" traditionally they are meat and cabbage filled ...

  • 1 medium head cabbage grated ( I grade this on a cheese grater the old stand up aluminum kind)
  • 1 onion
  • chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt and pepper to taste
  • Flaky Butter Pastry (recipe follows)
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Smart Balance buttery sticks
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbs low fat milk
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
3.6/5 (91 Votes)

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here is my low fat version of "golubtsy" stuufed cabbage rolls with a twist to my grandma's recipe, enjoy!

  • 1 large head of cabbage
  • 1 lb of lean ground turkey
  • or ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 16 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp low fat sour cream
4.4/5 (20 Votes)

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Here's a low fat version of my Grandma Katrina's russian beet salad called "vinegret" enjoy!

  • 1 lb cooked beets
  • peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream fat free
  • 4 tbs mayonnaise fat free
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful chopped fresh dill or parsley for garnish
  • 1-2 scallions
  • 1-2 dill pickles
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and cubed
  • extra virgin olive oil
4.1/5 (36 Votes)

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Here is my grandma Katrina's russian recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls, only I made them healthier!

  • 1 big loose head of white cabbage
  • 1 lb turkey ground
  • 1 + 1 onions
  • chopped
  • 1/2 cup rice pre-boiled in 2 cups of water( I omit this for a low carb option)
  • 1 small carrot
  • finely grated
  • 2 big ripe tomatoes
  • diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper (optional)
  • Filtered water
  • about 1 - 1 1/4 cups
  • 1 big pot to boil cabbage
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Dutch oven or big shallow pot with lid
  • Preparation time: about 2 hours
3.8/5 (38 Votes)

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Blend the flour and 1/2 tsp salt

  • For the noodle dough:
  • 2 cupsunbleached all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • to taste
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 7 -8 tablespoonswater
  • 1 large egg white
  • lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoonsunsalted butter
  • For the Potato Filling:
  • 6 tablespoonsunsalted butter
  • 1 mediumonion
  • finely chopped
  • 3 largepotatoes
  • peeled
  • boiled
  • and mashed
  • 1/4 lbfarmer cheese
  • 2 ouncescolby cheese
  • grated
  • salt and pepper
  • to taste
  • For the Sauerkraut Filling:
  • 3 slicesbacon
  • diced
  • 1 largeonion
  • chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups packaged sauerkraut (not canned)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonstomato paste
  • 2 teaspoonssugar
  • 1/3 cupchicken broth or 1/3 cupbeef broth
4/5 (2 Votes)

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Here's a low fat version of my Grandma Katrina's russian beet salad called "vinegret" enjoy!

  • 1 lb cooked beets
  • peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream fat free
  • 4 tbs mayonnaise fat free
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful chopped fresh dill or parsley for garnish
  • 1-2 scallions
  • 1-2 dill pickles
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and cubed
  • extra virgin olive oil
3.6/5 (23 Votes)

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this is a traditional russian easter bread here's my low fat version of my grandma katrina's recipe enjoy!

  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup low fat margarine
  • softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • scalded
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied red cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied green cherries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
2.5/5 (41 Votes)

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