1 lb (500 gm) minced meat
1 cup boiled rice
ground black pepper to taste
Way of cooking
Wash th rice well, pour hot water over it, boil until semidone, transfer into a colander, chill a little, add the minced meat, chopped onion, salt, pepper,
mix well, shape into balls, roll in the flower, slightly brown in butter (or oil), put into a sauce-pan, pour a little broth over them, put the lid on and
satnd in an oven for 20 minutes. Shortly before taking it out from the oven, lift the lid and let the "hedgehogs" brown a little bit. Serve the "hedgehogs"
with fried potatoes, pickled cucumbers, cauliflower and canned green peas. Serve the sour cream seperately.
Again some words how to improve (or not?) this dish. First thing that you can do (to be correct - not to do) - do not fry formed balls but put them into a
souse-pan and pour broth or just water, close with lid and put onto slow fire for 20-25 minutes. "Hedgehogs" do not need any serving, they contain rice and
meat and are good enough for dinner without any additional garnish. Just add sour cream.
Second thing that you can do - cook "hedgehogs" in a steam. This is perfect dish for little children and for those who need diet food.
Collected and edited by Michael Terletski