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"Russian breakfast or dessert. Fried quark cheese patties. Crisp outside and warm and creamy inside. Serve with jam or sour cream."
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50 m servings 338 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Strain or process quark cheese through a sieve or meat grinder to achieve a powdery consistency. Mix quark cheese, 2/3 cup flour, sugar, raisins, eggs, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until batter is well mixed.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup flour into a small bowl.
  3. Roll batter, about 2 tablespoons per serving, into a ball and roll in flour until coated. Flatten each ball into a 2-inch patty, squaring off the edges.
  4. Heat about 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Fry patties, working in batches, in the hot oil until dark brown and a shell has formed, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.


  • Cook' Note:
  • For some, the amount of white sugar and vanilla extract is not enough. If you have a serious sweet tooth, I would add double the vanilla extract and 2 more spoons of white sugar.
  • Substitute tvorog or cottage cheese (drained and no added sugar) for the quark if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 338 calories; 20.3 g fat; 22.6 g carbohydrates; 16.8 g protein; 87 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I altered the recipe for my diabetic needs (no sugar and used raspberries and blueberries instead of raisins only because I didn’t have raisins), but this was very good! Made it several times.