Potato Patties Kiev-Style (Russian or Ukrainian)

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 1 batch




  • Wash and peel potatoes. Boil potatoes; mash. Dissolve the flour in a litle cold water. Add that to the potatoes, along with the butter and eggs. Sprinkle with salt. Stir well.
  • For filling: Wash and soak mushrooms in cold water for 60 minutes. Cook them in the same water for 30-40 min, then chop finely.
  • Let milk come to room temp or scald.
  • In butter, melt butter; brown 3 T. flour and a little salt. Constantly stirring, pour over the scalded milk. Mix until it gets thick.
  • Add chopped mushrooms; stir well.
  • Divide potatoe mixture into portions. In the center of each one, put a spoonfull of the mushroom sauce. Pat into and oval shape. Dip into beaten eggs and roll in breadcrumbs.
  • In oil (or an oil/butter mixture perhaps), fry until golden on both sides.
  • Serve with remaining mushroom sauce, sprinkled with the dill.