Syrniki Recipe -
Syrniki Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins


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"Russian breakfast or dessert. Fried quark cheese patties. Crisp outside and warm and creamy inside. Serve with jam or sour cream."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Strain or process quark cheese through a sieve or meat grinder to achieve a powdery consistency. Mix quark cheese, 2/3 cup flour, sugar, raisins, eggs, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until batter is well mixed.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup flour into a small bowl.
  3. Roll batter, about 2 tablespoons per serving, into a ball and roll in flour until coated. Flatten each ball into a 2-inch patty, squaring off the edges.
  4. Heat about 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Fry patties, working in batches, in the hot oil until dark brown and a shell has formed, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.
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  • Cook' Note:
  • For some, the amount of white sugar and vanilla extract is not enough. If you have a serious sweet tooth, I would add double the vanilla extract and 2 more spoons of white sugar.
  • Substitute tvorog or cottage cheese (drained and no added sugar) for the quark if desired.

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Jul 28, 2014

This was a great breakfast treat for the family. I used cottage cheese and dried cranberries. I had trouble dredging the cakes in flour before putting them in the skillet, eventually I got the hang of it. This dish is served best with berries and powdered sugar. My husband and kids put syrup on theirs, but I thought that made it too sweet.

Feb 16, 2014

These are soooo good! Their texture is just perfect. Every time you buy them in the store it a hit or a miss. With these you never miss. Syrniki are the ones that used to traditionally be the weekend family breakfast...but this recipe beats even my mom's. Well done! Thank you, Kangaroo!


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  • Calories
  • 338 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 220 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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