Russian Foods With Stuffed Hard-Boiled Eggs

Stuffed and devilled eggs have got to be the most popular party snack of all time! Some version of this easy, quick and tasty dish exists in most cultures. Add eggs, and most of your dishes become tastier, and more filling. Stuffed food using hard boiled eggs can be your quick fix solution to making your meals more interesting, or filling in a pinch.

Russian stuffed eggs

There are as many different Russian stuffed eggs recipes as there are grandmothers, and most families have their own version which is handed down from one generation to the next. Mushrooms are commonly used for stuffing hard boiled eggs, to make a wonderful and tasty appetizer or snack for your party. Other Russian households make devilled eggs with hard boiled eggs stuffed with cheese and vegetables. Others might prefer more high brow or exotic ingredients like caviar, salmon, or finely chopped bacon.

Hard boiled eggs in Pirozhki

These are small flaky buns, that are usually stuffed with either meat or fruit. These buns are a popular, traditional, Russian snack. Although most people stuff them, most often, with mince or fruits and vegetables, you can make a mean pirozhki by substituting the filling with hard boiled eggs. In both sweet and savory fillings, a substitution or addition of eggs is possible.

Sweet or savory stuffings

The sweet pirozhki often contain fresh or stewed fruit, like apples, cherries, and apricots, either by themselves or combined with cottage cheese, or jam. Whether these will go well with eggs is your decision. Take a call on what combination of tastes you want, before you incorporate the eggs. The savory version on the other hand lends itself well to eggs, complementing the meat, fish, vegetables, oatmeal, or rice that are the common fillings.

Blini stuffed with hard boiled eggs

You can change and experiment with many other kinds of common Russian foods with the addition of hard boiled eggs. These crepes can be turned into savory rolls with the addition of this extra touch. Once you have the crepes made, in the usual way, for example, you can set them aside to prepare the stuffing. Think about all the ways in which you want to dress the dish up, add body, or make the serving a more rounded meal. Diced onions, shredded carrot, shredded cabbage, garlic, chives, and herbs care all good additions to the stuffing.

Making stuffed Blini

To make the stuffing, sauté the onions in a frying pan until they are golden, add your other ingredients, like carrots, cabbage, finely chopped peppers. When the cabbage softens, mix the eggs and the garlic and herb into the stuffing. Season to taste and set it aside to cool. Fold the cooled stuffing into the crepes, and serve. Alternatively you can fry these stuffed crepes till they are golden brown and crispy on both sides.