Sõrnikud

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Description[edit]

alias curd cheese patties

Milk curd cheese (kohupiim) is very popular in Estonia in various forms. You can buy it plain, or seasoned with vanilla or studded with Raisins.

But milk curd can also be used in savoury dishes, and one popular dish is called 'sõrnikud'. Basically these are curd cheese patties that have been dipped into flour or breadcrumbs and fried gently in butter and oil. The dish is also known in Russia, the Ukraine etc, so it's not 'native' to the Estonian kitchen. But there are almost similar recipes in older Estonian cookbooks.

Ingredients[edit]

Procedures[edit]

  1. Mix all the ingredients and let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Moisten your hands and form the curd cheese mixture into small patties.
  3. Dip into semolina or fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry in oil and/or butter until slightly golden.
  5. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.