|Even 5500 miles from Ukraine, it's still possible to enjoy some of the same foods : )|
So I'm going to show you the process here and I know you'll be scratching your head too over my previous cheburek-preparing fear. Although honestly, back then even making blini was an intimidating idea, so +1 for a couple of years of life in Ukraine!
Package of tortillas
The filling: Ground meat + preferred spices or cheese
The usual mind-boggling amount of oil (for frying)
Step 1: Slightly dampen the tortilla with some water. Put a small amount of the filling on the tortilla, fold in half, press to seal.
Step 2: Add to the pre-heated frying pan. Be sure to stand back to avoid death by boiling oil.
Step 3: Fry for a few minutes- don't forget to flip them over!- until lightly browned on both sides. Serve immediately as they're tastiest while still piping hot.
Ta-da! Crazy simple, isn't it?
The biggest difference between these chebureki and the chebureki we ate in Ukraine is the dough. The mere store-bought tortilla can't compare to the fluffy masterpiece below-
- but that bag of tortillas is a heck of a lot cheaper than a 5500 mile plane ticket!
Have you tried chebureki before? Will you try making this version?