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Okroshka is the cold first dish of national Russian cuisine. The answer to the question "how to make okroshka" is already in the very name of this dish. More details about okroshka...The recipe for okroshka is simple: in fact, you just need to make almost any vegetable, add herbs and fill it all with kvass. This is exactly how the first okroshka on kvass was once born in Russia. Today, okroshka often includes vegetables previously unknown to a Russian person. How to make okroshka? The recipe for preparing okroshka provides for several stages: preparation of vegetable mass from vegetables cut into small cubes with a neutral taste (boiled potatoes, turnips, carrots, swedes, fresh cucumbers); adding, if desired, boiled meat or fish; adding a special okroshchenka dressing; tincture of the resulting mass for about half an hour; adding spicy greens; kvass filling; addition of sour cream and chopped egg white.

Okroshechny dressing is prepared from kvass or cucumber brine, mustard, green onions, black pepper, horseradish and egg yolks ground in a small amount. For okroshka on kvass, a special white kvass is used. The wort of such kvass is prepared from three types of flour (rye buckwheat and wheat), two types of malt (rye and barley), and sourdough with the addition of mint. To cook not ordinary vegetable okroshka, but more satisfying meat okroshka, the meat is used boiled, low-fat, of different varieties. Fish is taken with sweet and not bony meat - this is tench, walleye, osetr, cod. However, today, when preparing okroshka at home, okroshka with sausage is made to save time. Often kvass is not used special okroshechny, but ordinary bread kvass, and okroshenny dressing is not prepared at all.

Today, in addition to classical okroshka on kvass, there are other options for okroshka, recipes are very diverse: okroshka on kefir, okroshka on whey, okroshka on sour cream, okroshka on mayonnaise, okroshka with vinegar, okroshka on broth, tarator - Bulgarian okroshka on yogurt, and even dietary okroshka on mineral water (on mineral water) - to reduce calories.

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