I already shared with you some of her expert recipes: the amazingly soft and decorative roll bread, and the fantastic watermelons and chocolate fudge candies which are great for parties and holiday dinners, and here they are now, those genius pies we all absolutely adore!
I was thinking how to set the title for this recipe. We call it 'piroshki' but this name may be a bit confusing and lead you to think of pirogi (the boiled dumplings). However, as you can see from the photos, this is something totally different. Pirozhki or piroshki are individual-sized rolled pies stuffed with different savory or sweet filling, can be baked or fried, and they are popular all through Eastern Europe, the Baltic, the Balkans, even parts of Asia.
And those pirozhki here, they are absolutely irresistible! Generously stuffed with rich, succulent creamy filling of vegetables, cheese and meat, they can be a full meal or a hearty snack. Besides, they are great as take-away food, which makes them perfect for school/work breakfast or lunch.
And this is what you'll need to make 13-15 individual rolls:
- Prepare the crepes. You can use this easy recipe or make them as you usually do. Just make sure you don't add any sugar!
- Boil the vegetables if using fresh. Drain well and let them cool. If using canned, just drain them well.
Note that you can change the ratio of vegetables according to your preferences, but make sure the total amount remains the same (2 cups).
3. As for the yellow cheese, you can use Edam, Gouda, or any easily meltable Swiss cheese. For the white, you can use cottage cheese, crushed Feta or any similar white brined cheese.
Instead of ham, you can use bologna sausage or similar.
4. In a bowl, combine together vegetables, ham and both cheeses. Add mayo and stir well. Season with some salt and pepper to taste. The filling is ready.
And here they are - the pirozhki are ready for the next step!
6. Whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt. Roll each pirozhka into eggs, then into breadcrumbs. Make sure all sides are covered.
1-1,5 cm deep is enough. Heat it over the highest fire and put as many pirozhki as you can. Fry them for a few seconds from each side, or until golden-brown.
Serve preferably warm, as an appetizer, snack or main meal. A cup of yogurt, kefir or sour cream would go great with it, and some fresh salad will make a real explosion of freshness and flavors! This extremely reviving cucumber salad is a great choice!
Enjoy and bon appétit!