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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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Pour 1/4 cup flour into a small bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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

339 calories; protein 16.8g 34% DV; carbohydrates 22.6g 7% DV; fat 20.3g 31% DV; cholesterol 86.8mg 29% DV; sodium 220.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2014
This was a great breakfast treat for the family. I used cottage cheese and dried cranberries. I had trouble dredging the cakes in flour before putting them in the skillet eventually I got the hang of it. This dish is served best with berries and powdered sugar. My husband and kids put syrup on theirs but I thought that made it too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2014
This was a great breakfast treat for the family. I used cottage cheese and dried cranberries. I had trouble dredging the cakes in flour before putting them in the skillet eventually I got the hang of it. This dish is served best with berries and powdered sugar. My husband and kids put syrup on theirs but I thought that made it too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2014
These are soooo good! Their texture is just perfect. Every time you buy them in the store it a hit or a miss. With these you never miss. Syrniki are the ones that used to traditionally be the weekend family breakfast...but this recipe beats even my mom's. Well done! Thank you Kangaroo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2018
I didn't have enough quark made so had to base how much flour used on that. Your recipe is perfect. Instead of 2 eggs I used 1 (because I have made Syrniki before and didn't have an egg and learned to substitute 1c of spplesauce for the egg)- and 1 c of applesauce. Best Syrniki I've made glad I lost the original recipe for it!!! Thank you for sharing this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2017
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2020
Since my children were adopted from Russia, I wanted to try this recipe. I used Farmer cheese and did not sieve it nor run it through a grinder. I watched videos on youtube and nobody did that! One video added a little vinegar with the baking soda, so I did that, too. I halved the recipe because I only had 1 pound of Farmer cheese, and it made about 10 small pancakes. I did not add raisins. I served it with blueberry sauce and sour cream. It is very good! Read More