#eattheworld ~ Mazuricks from Ukraine

This month our Eat the World group is visiting Ukraine. This is a terrific group that virtually travels around the world together, enjoying traditional foods from various countries; it is hosted by Evelyne of CulturEatz. I did a quick search on foods from Ukraine and there were just SO many options... somehow Mazuricks stood out to me as something that we would enjoy and so I saved the link and gave it a try!

According to Ukraine Food:
The mazuricks are extremely juicy and crisp turkey cutlets with melted cheese. It is considered to be one of the popular festive dishes of authentic Ukrainian cuisine.
I'm not sure what the traditional cheese used is, but I chose cheddar. The turkey yielded incredibly tender patties / meatballs. I got my garlic a little too crisped, but frying it in the oil adds an extra strong garlic flavor which we enjoyed. We served these alongside some baked potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts - it was a lovely dinner!

See all our tasty Ukrainian dishes being shared today:
Making Miracles: Mazuricks
Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Nalysnyky (Ukranian Crêpes)
Sugarlovespices: Ukrainian Poppy Seed Roll, Makivnyk
Pandemonium Noshery: Ukrainian Pickled Tomatoes
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Galushki Soup
Literature and Limes: Oladi
Kitchen Frau: Buckwheat Kasha with Beef
 DishntheKitchen: Sourdough Stuffed Beet Leaf Rolls
Sneha’s Recipe: Chicken Kiev-Serves Two#EattheWorld

Mazuricks adapted from Ukraine Food

1 lb ground turkey
1 large egg
3 TBS butter, melted
1 1/2 TBS milk
1/3 cup TBS all-purpose flour
1/3 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 - 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs

For Frying:
1/2 tsp thyme
2 tsp minced garlic
2-3 TBS oil

  1. Combine first grouping of ingredients in a medium-sized bowl; ground turkey, egg, melted butter, milk, flour, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper. 
  2. Form into about 8 large meatballs.
  3. Roll generously in the breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat; add the thyme and garlic to the oil.
  5. Fry mazuricks on both sides until nicely browned. 
  6. If you are unable cook them all the way through stovetop, finish them off for about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven; or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. If you make them smaller you should be able to cook them completely stove top - but I had to finish mine in the oven.


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