Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

Syrniki is a traditional Ukrainian dish, served for breakfast or dessert.  The name syrniki comes from the word “syr” in Ukrainian which means “cheese”. Traditionally syrniki are served with sour cream or berry jam.

Ingredients:
– 16 oz farmer cheese
– 1 egg
– 1/3 cup flour
– 2 tbsp sugar
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1 tsp baking powder
– Extra light olive oil for frying

1. In a large bowl, mix together cheese, egg, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix well, make sure there are no lumps. If cheese is wet, add a little bit more flour.

Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat with 2-3 Tbsps. extra light olive oil.

3. With wet hands (it is important to wet your hands, otherwise cheese mixture will stick to them) form thick pancakes and place them into a skillet one by one. If cheese starts to stick to your hands, wet them again.

Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

4. Fry pancakes on one side until golden brown. With pancake turner, turn and cook until other side is golden brown.

Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

5. Transfer to a plate; serve immediately with sour cream, jam, fresh fruits or berries. Enjoy!

Farmer Cheese Pancakes (Ukrainian Syrniki)

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