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Savory Crepes - Russian Farmer's Style (Блин Фермерский) - A new Russian classic made famous by Teremok. Russian comfort food, Kefir blini with mashed potatoes, bacon, pickles and crispy onions.
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Savory Crepes Farmer's Style (Блин Фермерский)

Savory Crepes - Russian Farmer's Style Blini - A new Russian classic made famous by Teremok. Russian comfort food, Kefir blini with mashed potatoes, bacon, pickles and crispy onions. (Блин Фермерский)
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Savory Crepes, Stuffed Crepes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

Kefir Crepes Blini

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups kefir
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Savory Crepe Filling

  • mashed potatoes
  • ¼ lb fried bacon sliced
  • pickles sliced and cubed
  • crispy onions

Instructions

Kefir Crepes Blini

  • Using an electric mixer, whisk the flour, eggs, kefir, milk, water, oil, sugar and salt. Continue to mix until completely smooth and without lumps. It should have the consistency of a heavy cream, not runny like milk.
  • Use 2 non-stick frying pans, so you can cook the crepes twice as fast. You'll get the rhythm, trust me. Grease the pans with oil and heat over medium high heat. I wipe the pans with an oiled paper towel. Pans must be hot before you start.
  • Throw about a tablespoon of chopped parsley in to the hot frying pan. Using a ladle, quickly pour into a tilted pan, and quickly spread it covering the surface of the frying pan. This needs to happen quickly, or you will have a thick, oddly shaped crepe. The first few will always look wonky, it gets better as you get your rhythm going.
  • Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes until it is lightly golden, and the edge starts to curl up the side of the frying pan. Using your flipper, carefully flip it over and cook for another minute until golden brown.
  • Place the crepe on a plate, and smear the top side with the stick of butter. This is to prevent the next blinchik from sticking to each other. Repeat process, until you make a stack of crepes.

Savory Crepe Filling

  • Prepare mashed potatoes, and allow to slightly cool. To assemble to Savory Crepes, it's like making a Russian Burrito. Place about 3-4 tablespoons of mashed potatoes on one side of the crepe. Don't go further than halfway of the crepe. Generously layer with the fried bacon, dill pickle pieces and crispy onions over the mashed potato.
  • Fold the crepe, tucking the edges in fold to complete the rectangular stuffed crepe. If the crepe is cold, microwave for 30 second to warm it up.
  • Serve with sour cream and fresh dill.