Ukrainian catfish recipes: small pies

Small pies is a traditional Ukrainian kitchen dish, wich is always served on Christmas and  New Year. Whould you like to cook small pies using this holiday catfish recipe.

You will need:ukrainian-catfish-pies

  • 400 g. flour
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 25-30 g. yeast
  • 300 g. catfish fillet
  • 300 g. salmon
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp rusk flour
  • salt
  • sugar
  • tea

Cooking time: 3 hour.


For cooking small pies according to this holiday baking recipe mix a lenten dough. First mix a sponge dough using 200 g. flour, 160 g. water and yeast. When the sponge dough rises add salt, sugar, oil, 200 g. more flour and smash the dough till it stops sticking to your hands. Let the dough to rise twice. Roll the dough into thin sheet and cut disks with cup or glass.

Put catfish fillet farce and a bit of salmon on each dough disk. Pinch pies edgings, but leave a break in the middle. Lay the small pies out on oiled baking sheet and let them rise in warm place during 15 min. Spread each small pie with strong sweet tea and sprinkle with rusk flour. Bake small pies in good preheated oven.

The holes in upper part of pies serve for pouring fish cook water inside it during lunch. Small pies are usually served with fish broth or soup.

Ukrainians say: Smachnogo!

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