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Russian Cheese Pancakes (Syrniki)


"Syrniki are traditional pancakes from Russia and usually served for breakfast with jam or sour cream. The cheese used to make them is called tvorog, the closest in the US would be farmer's cheese or quark."
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20 m servings 151 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings (5 syrniki)

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  1. Beat egg and white sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Whisk in quark cheese, flour, vanilla sugar, and salt. Mix well until dough is thick and sticky.
  2. Divide dough into 5 to 6 portions. Form into balls and coat with some flour. Flatten slightly to form into discs (syrniki).
  3. Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add the syrniki; fry until browned, 5 minutes per side.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute quark with tvorog, or farmer's cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 151 calories; 6.7 g fat; 15.5 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g protein; 53 mg cholesterol; 179 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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We substituted sour cream for quark cheese and just added more flour to the mixture (to make it thicker.) Sooo good.

It has been a long while in my family. My kid loves them