Never heard of chebureki? Well, if you haven’t been to Eastern Europe (and particularly Russia), that’s not surprising! Over there it’s a massively popular street food, and it’s not so different from a Mexican empanada. Chebureki are made from unleavened dough. They’re filled with spices, onions and ground meat, and fried in oil. Pop one as a snack or make a plate as an appetizer to share with family and friends.
No time to make homemade dough? You can also throw these together with raw tortillas from the refrigerated foods aisle at your local grocery store. Read on for our favorite recipe…
(makes 7 servings)
2 1?2 cups flour
salt and pepper (to taste)
1. In a large bowl, sift together sugar, salt (about 1/3 teaspoon) and flour. Add olive oil and vodka. Add water to the flour mixture (a small amount at a time) mixing it and kneading dough until it’s even, soft and doesn’t stick to your hands. Add a little more flour if the dough is sticky, or water if it’s stiff. Place the dough aside and prepare the filling.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together ground beef, finely chopped onion and parsley. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and stir in milk.