Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Flipping Fried Patties

For this month DK challenge I decided to do carrot croquettes and some kind of cabbage based patties.

Carrot croquettes or  "morkovniye kotleti" how we called it in my Ukrainian childhood, are perfect fit for this challenge. I'm glad that this idea come to my mind because it's about century since I've made them last time,  and my kids have no idea what it is!

For a cabbage patties I've used whatever I had on hands. At the moment it happened to be leftovers from salmon I've baked couple days ago, plus green onions which was waiting for its turn in fridge's vegetable drawer.

Well, decision is made - let's start Monday's "Flipping Flying (yes, flying - I like it better) Patties" dinner.

Carrot Croquettes

3 lb peeled and cooked in water carrots
2 cups dry cream of wheat (AKA hot wheat cereal or "manka" in russian)
2 eggs
1/3 teaspoon salt
2.5 tablespoon sugar

Mix finely grated cooked carrot with rest of ingredients. Form croquettes to your likeliness and fry in vegetable oil (I use light olive oil for this purpose)

Cooked and grated carrots.

Here is all ingredients.

Cabbage / Salmon Patties

1/2 whole cabbage, roughly cut, cooked in water and roughly chopped
1 egg
3 cups cooked salmon
3 cups chopped green onion
2 cups of dry cream of wheat (AKA hot wheat cereal or "manka" in russian)
1/3 teaspoon salt
some sour cream to serve with

Squeeze excess of liquid from cabbage. Mix cabbage with rest of ingredients, form 2 inch patties and fry on medium head in vegetable oil (I use light olive oil for this purpose).

Cooked cabbage before going to processor, pretty, isn't it?

Three main ingredients: cabbage, green onion and salmon.

Cabbage patties right before going to skillet.

Big chunks of cabbage here and there bring some fun and texture. We were eating these patties with sour cream sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper and some red chili pepper for color and some heat. By the way simple and surprisinly tasty way to eat cabbage is cut it in big slices (as you would cut watermelon), sprinkle with some salt and olive oil and bake for about 20 min.

Blog-checking lines: The Daring Cooks’ February 2012 challenge was hosted by Audax & Lis and they chose to present Patties for their ease of construction, ingredients and deliciousness! We were given several recipes, and learned the different types of binders and cooking methods to produce our own tasty patties!


  1. Hello,
    I just wanted to take a minute to tell you that you have a great site! Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks! I wish I would have more time for doing it :)

  3. Your two versions sound delicious and so interesting I will return to see the pixs later. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia

  4. Any ideas on what to substitute for manka? Don't want to buy a whole container of it just for this

  5. In this recipes, you can replace "manka" (cream of wheat) with the same amount of plain breadcrumbs. Although I like to use "manka" because it give more tender and fluffier texture than breadcrumbs. Also cream of wheat has relatively long shelf life and can be used for making dairy version of "good old" hot cereal so popular in Ukraine (ha-a! it may be another good idea for a post).

  6. trying to lower that carb content for the blood sugar readings :(


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