Category Archives: Appetizers/ Snacks

Rooster kholodets (Ukrainian meat aspic)

Do you want to try something authentic? Then try kholodets, a traditional Slavic treat, loved by many Ukrainians and served at family gatherings. This cold snack represents a broth cooked using meat which is then refrigerated until jellified. The meat aspic takes the shape of...

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Mayonnaise-free shuba (herring under a fur coat)

Shuba is a traditional Ukrainian layered salad made from salted herring, beet, potato, and carrot. This dish is usually dressed with mayonnaise, but today we’re going to cook a mayonnaise-free version and cook our salad with sunflower oil.

Shuba is often made in most...

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Ukrainian pyrizhky with buckwheat and egg (Hand pies)

These Ukrainian pyrizhky (or pirozhki or piroshky, whatever you call them) are stuffed with a hearty buckwheat and egg mixture and fried to golden perfection!

Many Ukrainians remember this food from their childhood and have warm memories of the fascinating smell and mouth-watering taste the...

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Layered liver cake

Dishes with liver are rather popular in Ukrainian families, and a layered liver cake is an important part of the national Ukrainian cuisine. This dish is usually served as a starter on different celebrations and often can be found on Slavic wedding tables.

The...

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Potato cakes with mushrooms in a clay pot

Potato pancakes, also called as deruny, tertiukhy, and kremzlyky, are widely popular in Ukraine. This dish is a wonderful example of a really good Ukrainian comfort food. There are dozens of recipe variations, including the ones with mushrooms, cabbage, egg and onion, ground meat, etc.

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