10 favorite foods from childhood in RussiaVika
These hearty and light dishes of Russian cuisine will warm you on a cold winter evening and cheer you up!
The dishes that children loved so much in their time still warm their hearts and stomachs. They are hearty, simple, and delicious as if you were with your parents again.
Take two slices of wheat bread, put jam between them, and fry in eggs with sugar: these croutons were adored by almost all Soviet children and children who grew up in the 1990s when there were not so many sweets. as today. In addition, such a dish was very easy to prepare, and the children could cook it themselves. And some adults still do it!
2. Naval pasta.
A real "folk" dish that deserves a medal. Navy-style pasta was really served to sailors in the Soviet Union, and then they went to the "civilian kitchen". But even today they can be tested in the field kitchen or, for example, at the “Comrade Colonel” catering service. Basically, it's just pasta fried with minced meat. This dish became a salvation for many families, as it made it possible to quickly prepare dinner from the available products.
3. Fried potatoes with sausages or mushrooms.
What could be tastier than coming home after work and frying potatoes with onions and sausages or mushrooms? Unlike Americans and Europeans, we prefer to cut potatoes into small slices and fry them in a skillet rather than a deep fat fryer. Here's how to make a very simple yet highly flavorful dish. One thing: try not to eat this dish very often, if you do not want to say goodbye to your figure!
In many Russian families, there is still a tradition to gather in the kitchen on winter evenings and make dumplings. There are usually a lot of dumplings made that are frozen for later, and when you need a quick dinner, you can simply boil them for a few minutes. Today, Russians often buy frozen dumplings from supermarkets. They are best eaten with sour cream or mayonnaise. And some even love to fry them!
One of the most beloved cottage cheese dishes among Russians is cheesecakes. These thick "pancakes" are made from only cottage cheese, eggs, flour, and sugar and cook in just 15 minutes. Perfect food that always reminds me of childhood. Again, don't forget to add sour cream! (A lot of sour creams!)
6. Wafer roll with boiled condensed milk.
Dessert for those who had a vintage Soviet waffle iron at home. The dough was the lightest, but the waffles in the tube are the hardest to roll. Of course, this delicious delicacy cannot be imagined without boiled condensed milk inside!
7. Rye bread with butter and salt.
Bread has always held a special place in the heart of Russia, and rye bread, especially Borodinsky bread, is still very popular. It is considered to be healthier than "white" wheat bread. Such a simple piece of bread with butter and salt will cause attacks of nostalgia in any Russian person.
Lush and delicious pancakes made from kefir (fermented milk) dough are prepared in a few minutes and will remind you of Sunday breakfasts at your grandmother's house.
9. Soup with processed cheese.
During the Soviet era, there was a popular processed cheese called Druzhba and many dishes were prepared with this product, including this vegetarian soup. Cooking required only a few vegetables, processed cheese, and dry bread (croutons). People still make this soup - for a little nostalgia!
10. Zucchini fritters.
Pancakes with grated fresh zucchini are reminiscent of summer days in the country. The recipe is simple: courgettes, onions, flour and eggs - don't forget to add sour cream!