Fuczki

  • These are sauerkraut pancakes or fritters.
  • I found this recipe from Southern Poland recently and thought they sound like “cousins” of:
  • Kotlety with cabbage
  • Kotlety with sauerkraut
  • Kartoflane placki 
  • Vegetable fritters
  • So I had to give them a try.
  • They are super!
  • They will be added to my list of best recipes to be made often.
  • They are best eaten “fresh from the pan”
  • But you can keep them warm in a low oven.

Ingredients

  • 300g sauerkraut
  • 1 onion
  • 150g white or spelt flour
  • 200ml of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
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  • Sunflower oil to fry
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  • Flaked salt to serve with
  • Sour cream  or a garlic mayonnaise/yoghurt dip
  • Good with fried eggs and bacon

    Method

  • Drain the sauerkraut and place in a clean tea towel and squeeze out any excess liquid.
  • Chop it finely.
  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Whisk the milk and eggs, then slowly start adding the flour.
  • Add the sauerkraut and onion and mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper (remember that the sauerkraut is already salty).
  • In a frying pan heat up the oil.
  • Place tablespoons of the mixture into the pan.
  • Fry till golden on both sides..
  • Place them  on a plate lined with paper towels to drain off excess fat.
  • Serve with sour cream or fried eggs and bacon.
  • Vintage Pyrex – plate
  • Meakin pottery – Topic – plate