Fried buckwheat bites

  • Level: easy
  • Cooking time: 1 h 45 min
  • Yield: 12 in
  • Originally this recipe was described by a famous Russian writer Gilyarovsky in «Moscow and Muscovites» such as popular old-fashioned street food.


  • 200 gr of buckwheat grains
  • 700 ml of water
  • 1 (but better 2) egg
  • salt on taste
  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. Rinse buckwheat grains and drain. Cook the buckwheat. Pour the water into a pan. Bring it to the boil, add the salt.
  2. Throw the buckwheat grains into the pan, stirring occasionally and let them cook over low heat for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Cool a little and add beaten eggs. Give a stir thoroughly.
  4. Grease a baking tray with vegetable oil and spread buckwheat with eggs on it evenly thick about 2 cm. Cool completely for 1 hour.
  5. Cut into 12 small squares sized 4*4 cm.
  6. Season with salt on taste.
  7. Heat a skillet and add oil not much, better to add extra oil if it needed. Cook for 2-4 min each side or until golden brown over medium heat.