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TikTok Recipes: Russian

By Sophie Wells


From Italian food to Asian food, we’ve seen some incredible dishes over the past few weeks. This week, however, I’m introducing a whole new genre...Russian recipes!


To begin with, we have a traditional Russian soup known as Rassolnik. If you love pickles, this is just the dish for you!


Rassolnik Ingredients

By user @dustintoddrennells

  • 10 cups chicken stock

  • 3 potatoes diced

  • ¼ cup barley

  • 1 jar of pickles diced or shredded

  • Juice from a jar of pickles

  • 1 carrot shredded

  • 2 onions diced

  • Leftover meat of any kind (preferably chicken)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

First, bring your chicken stalk to a boil in a large pot. Add in your diced potatoes, barley, pickles, however much pickle juice you desire, onions, carrots, and chicken. Let your mixture simmer for about 30 minutes (or until your potatoes are soft) and season with salt and pepper to taste. That’s all it takes! It’s a super quick and yummy meal.



Next up, is a Russian meatball dish that looks delicious. To clarify, @alyssuhforever’s TikTok recipe puts a Californian spin on it, meaning they are baked and don’t contain any bread making them a bit healthier.


Kotleta (California Style) Ingredients

By user @alyssuhforever

  • 1 small onion

  • 1 small potato

  • 2 packs ground turkey

  • 2 eggs

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Shredded cheese to top

To start, shred your onion and potato and combine it with your ground turkey in a large bowl. Then, add your eggs, salt, and pepper, and combine it all. Next, shape your mixture into balls and place them into a baking dish. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top before setting them in the oven at 375 for 45 minutes.




To satisfy your sweet tooth, I’ve discovered a simple Russian Chocolate Buttercream recipe from @chelsweets to top your baked goods.


Russian Chocolate Buttercream Ingredients

By user @chelsweets

  • 2 sicks (1 cup) unsalted butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1 cup sifted cocoa powder

  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Begin by whipping your sticks of butter until they turn lighter in color. Add in your vanilla extract, salt, cocoa powder, and mix thoroughly. Then, add ¼ of your can of sweetened condensed milk, mix, and repeat three more times until you use the whole can. Once your buttercream has a beautiful whipped consistency, it’s ready to be used!



Last, but not least, we have Syrniki! This is an extremely popular pancake in Eastern Europe. Although they seem like a simple breakfast item, these cakes can be extremely addicting.


Syrniki Ingredients

By user @paoladyee

  • 16 oz. lifeway farmer cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 4 tbsp sugar

  • ½ tsp pink salt

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour (have extra for dusting)

  • Canola or vegetable oil

  • Powdered sugar and honey to top

Combine your cheese, egg, vanilla extract, sugar, pink salt, and flour in a bowl and mix well. Take some flour and dust a surface to begin turning chunks of your mixture into pancake shapes. Once these pieces are in a round, pancake form, add them to a pan with oil under medium heat. Fry them until golden brown, top with powdered sugar and honey, and enjoy!



Sophie Wells is an editorial intern who is knowledgeable in all things fashion, cooking, and entertainment.


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