Russia Energy Food: Potato Vareniki

April 10, 2012 6:04 PM EDT
Potato vareniki
Potato vareniki (Photo: Flickr)

Russia is very cold, so the food should give much energy to survive cold weather. So, the top five components of a Russian meal are potatoes, bread, beef, eggs, and butter.

Potato Vareniki

2 pounds potatoes, cooked
2 medium onions, chopped
1 stick margarine
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
Salt and pepper

1. Boil the potatoes in water pot until soft; put them through a potato ricer.
2. Saute onion in margarine until brown and soft. Add the cooked onions to the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
3. In a bowl, sift flour and salt. Add vegetable oil and water to make a soft dough. Cover dough and let rest for 15 minutes.
4. On a floured board, roll out dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut the dough into small squares.
5. Put a spoon of the potato mixture in the center of each square. Fold dough, pinch ends to form a triangle.
6. Put them into boiling water; boil for 10 minutes.
7. Drain and serve.

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