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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
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 22.6 16.8 87 220 Full nutrition

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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...

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 we...

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 lea...

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.