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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

These Cottage Cheese Pancakes are incredibly easy to make and delicious breakfast idea your family will love. Slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this traditional Russian recipe is going to become super popular in your house.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Russian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 488kcal
Author Iryna


  • 1 lb Farmer's Cottage Cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 c flour sifted and divided
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoon grapeseed oil for frying


  • In a large bowl add farmer's cottage cheese and using a fork, break any big lumps of cheese.* (See the notes)
  • Add eggs, sugar, salt, baking powder and ¾ cup of flour and mix all ingredients until your batter is smooth.
  • In a shallow bowl add ¼ cup of flour and drop about ¼ cup of batter into the flour.
  • Using 2 forks roll the batter to coat in flour and then working with your hands shape it into the patty. Dust off any excess flour.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil in a large non-stick skillet and over a medium heat.
  • Working in batches, cook the fritters for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.** (See the notes)
  • Transfer cooked Cottage Cheese Pancakes on a large plate lined with a paper towel. 
  • Serve immediately with sour cream, honey and/or your favorite jam.



*If you have a few extra minutes, put your farmer's cheese in a blender and pulse a few times to break any big lumps. This will make your cheese pancakes ever more softer and airy. 
**To prevent a grease build up, make sure to wipe the skillet clean after each batch (folded paper towel will come in handy) and add more oil into the pan after you cleaned it.
---Nutritional Info should be considered an estimate.---


Serving: 3patties | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.4g | Protein: 20.1g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 12.6g | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg