This is Belarusian cold soup, named from the capital of Belarus – Minsk. Sour and creamy taste of this chilled soup is perfect for hot summer days. Goes great with fried or baked potato. Recipe adapted from Прысмакі з кішэні – blog about Belarusian cuisine.
We were taught to be thrifty, for example, you can enjoy eating a watermelon, but collect seeds for feeding birds, and rinds for candy. Most soviet cakes, like Kiev cake, are often decorated with candied watermelon rinds. So, this is crunchy, sweet-n-sour things with a special taste.
Zrazy is meat roll with stuffing, cooking in Lithuanian, Belarusian, Polish and Ukrainian cuisine. But it can also be potato zrazy – croquettes with fillings. The most popular fillings are mushroom, meat or chicken liver.