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Potato pancakes

Today we present you one of our favorite Lithuanian dishes – Potato pancakes or Bulviniai blynai in Lithuanian. There are many different variations of this dish in different countries but this is how we make it. It’s simple but very tasty.

They are very good with mushroom or minced meat  filling as well 😉

You will need:

  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • we like to use ‘All purpose seasoning’ here or in Lithuania we have ‘Potato seasoning’ that we use (it contains: salt, garlic, paprika, mustard, sugar, onion, turmeric, celery root, black pepper, parsley)
  • oil for frying

To start peel the potatoes

Grate them, watch your fingers 🙂

Add the seasoning, eggs and salt  Mix well. Heat the oil in the pan, spoon the mixture and fry the pancakes on medium heat until cooked throughout.

After one pan is cooked put it in the oven set on low heat  (around 60C) just to keep the pancakes hot while you cook the rest.

Serve with sour cream and enjoy!!!!

The hardest dish to cook/bake

Hello world and everybody in it!

Sorry it has been a while but we have not forgotten about you. We have been busy exploring this beautiful country that we have chosen to be our home – New Zealand and soaking in the sunshine. Winter is coming and we are getting less and less of it. We went to Castlepoint and it was beautiful as, look at it

Just wanted to share these images with you as they are so beautiful.

Back to the topic. We were chatting to a friend the other day about our blog and it made us realise how great it is that we can use Trev’s skills in cooking and portray it to you through Gailas eyes as an amature cook. That way even the hardest dishes seem a lot easier.

We all have a dish that never comes out the way it should or we are not confident enough to even try. So why don’t you post a comment with the dish that you find hard or that you would like to try and we will have a go at simplifying it for you 🙂

Hey guys, we have decided it would be quite interesting giving you the chance to decide what we should cook. We came up with a voting system, so please don’t be shy 🙂 give it a try

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