Siberian Pelmeni (Russian Dumplings)
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by Olga, on April 29, 2014

Cook Time: 60
Servings: 4-5

Ingredients:

1 egg
1cup water
2 tea spoon salt
2-3 cup flour
0.5 pound ground beef
0.5 pound ground pork
1 big onion
0.5 stick of butter

This is another delicious traditional Russian food.  Pelmeni can be served with or without the broth.

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Whisk an egg with 1 cup of water and 1 tea spoon of salt.

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Add the flour, mix it well forming a dough.

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Bring the dough on the surface and knead it well with your hands or use a bread machine.

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In separate bowl mix together ground beef and pork, chopped onion and salt (about 0.5-1 tea spoon)

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Roll the dough thin, about 1/8 of an inch.

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With a glass of cookie form cut out circles.

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Place a tea spoon of a filling in the center of the circle.

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Fold the circle in half and close the edges pressing firmly around.
At this stage you may freeze pelmeni. Lay them out on a tray, so they don’t touch each other. When they froze, put them in a plastic bag and store for several weeks.  Cook before serving.

Option 1:

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In a pot bring water to a boil and salt it to taste. Place the part of pelmeni into the water, carefully turning them so they don’t stick to each other or to the bottom of a pot, let them raise up. Cook for 10 minutes.

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Drain pelmeni from the water and transfer to the plate. Serve with slices of butter, sprinkle with black pepper and some chives.

Option 2:

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Add a bay leave and a basil to the water and  cook pelmeni in it.

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Serve pelmeni soup with slice of butter. Sprinkle with black pepper and diced dill.

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