Sunday, August 16, 2009

Koch (Ryzovy nakyp, Rice pudding)

Koch (Ryzovy nakyp, Rice pudding)


  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 qt. milk
  • A "pinch" of salt
  • 1 ¼ cups butter
  • ¾ cup of caster sugar
  • Grated lemon rind
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Raisins
  • Whites from 4 eggs


Put milk in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil

Wash rice and place in a saucepan in which milk has slowly boiled

Cook until rice has absorbed all milk

Let rice mixture cool

Mix butter, sugar yolks until creamy

Add lemon rind and salt to taste

Beat egg whites

Mix cooked rice into creamed butter, add raisins and fold in egg whites

Put the mixture into a casserole dish greased with butter and sprinkled with breadcrumbs (if desired)

Bake for approximately 40 minutes in slow oven (320 – 355 F)

Comments: You can use vanilla essence instead of lemon rind, if you prefer. S Some people also put a layer of sliced apples or some other fruit in the middle of the mixture before baking.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lemko Style Kraut Noodles

Lemko Style Kraut Noodles
  • 1 can sauerkraut, rinsed and drained dry (save the juice)
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. pepper

Drain the kraut, save the juice for use later. Rinse the kraut in cold water, and then drain again. Place into a large sized bowl.

Add ground meat, pepper and chopped onions and mix together.

Make the noodle dough - Beat eggs until light; add salt, oil and milk. Gradually add flour and mix well. To make dough stiffer add more flour if needed.

Cover with towel and let rest about 15 to 20 minutes.

Roll out dough like you would for a nut roll (Kolachi).

Spread kraut and meat mixture over all the dough.

Roll up tightly like a nut roll, cut into 1 1/2-inch slices. Lay each slice, cut edge down, in pan 2 1/2 inches deep.

Put extra kraut juice over each roll. Lay a piece of foil over top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.

Serve warm. Goes well with a nice cold beer. Enjoy!