You can serve this Cheese and garlic stuffed tomatoes as a starter or as a salad.
One of my husband’s favorite food is draniki. Russian style potato pancakes. Perfect for breakfast or branch. I’ve seen draniki recipes that use mashed potato also, but I personally prefer my potato to be coarsely grated, because then you have more crispy ends. Traditionally draniki are served with sour cream, but you can also serve them with ketchup or cottage cheese.
Potato Pancakes (Draniki)
You will need some extra olive oil, draniki absorb oil very fast.
Peel and grate potatoes. Squeeze grated potatoes with hands, extracting as much liquid as possible.
In a large bowl beet eggs, baking soda and buttermilk, add grated potatoes, salt, pepper and flour, mix well.
In a large iron skillet heat the olive oil until hot. Place the tablespoons of batter in the pan and flatten with spoon.
Reduce heat to medium and cook until the bottom is golden brown.Turn over and cook on the other side.
Garnish with fresh herbs and serve them hot with sour cream.
It’s a super simple and fantastic 10 minutes appetizers, that I could eat a plateful. And when it comes to cheese, you are the boss. You can choose any hard/firm cheese that you like, as long as you’ll be able to grate it.
Tomato Rounds With Garlic & Cheese
Please don't use store-bought shredded cheese, it will not taste the same trust me, it is not so hard to shred the cheese after all.
Wash and cut the tomatoes into circles and layer them on the plater. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper to taste.
Grate garlic, using microplane, sprinkle it on top of the tomatoes. Using the same microplane shred the cheese. Evenly layer on top of the tomatoes.
Drizzle with some olive oil and garnish with fresh herbs.
Very simple and quick recipe to make, from the ingredients that you’ll always find in your pantry. Eggs, tuna, pickles and mayonnaise. Perfect appetizer for any event or pre-dinner snack.
Hard-Boiled Eggs Loaded With Tuna
To make the filling more smooth and fluffy I use not just egg yolks, but I also add one egg white.
Place raw eggs in a saucepan and cover with at least 2-3 inches of cold water. Place the saucepan over high heat until it reaches a boil. Boil for 10 minutes on medium heat. Remove from hot water and transfer them into ice cold water for 5-10 minutes.
Grate 2 pickles, using a microplane cheese grater. Cut one pickle into thin slices.
Carefully peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove yolk from 6 eggs.
Mash 6 egg yolks and one whole egg with fork until crumbly.
Drain and mash the tuna, combine with mashed eggs. Add shredded pickles, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix until incorporated.
Spoon the mixture into the egg whites. Garnish with paprika, fresh herbs and sliced pickle.
If there is some extra filling left, serve it on the fresh bread or crackers.
The Oven Roasted Potatoes are crispy on the outside but soft and creamy on the inside! This simple side dish is everyone’s favorite.
Oven roasted potatoes
Peel the potatoes and cut them into 4 pieces.
In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
Drizzle 4 tbsp of olive oil into baking pan.
Spread the potatoes evenly on the bottom of prepared baking pan.
Bake at 375°F for 65 minutes, or until potatoes are golden and tender.
Garnish with fresh herbs and serve.