How to Make "Grenki" (Гренки) - Russian Fried Bread

My kid's favorite Sunday breakfast. Works best with old challah bread. The taste is savory/sweet and it's highly addictive 😋

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How to Make "Grenki" (Гренки) - Russian Fried Bread Recipe
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I prefer to use challah bread in this recipe because I love the sweetness of it, but you can use any leftover bread

I prefer to use challah bread in this recipe because I love the sweetness of it, but you can use any leftover bread

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Slice the bread not too thin (so it will not fall apart when dipping in egg mixture) and not too thick (so it will absorb better). About 1"in. This recipe is for 6 slices. Double the amounts for more

Slice the bread not too thin (so it will not fall apart when dipping in egg mixture) and not too thick (so it will absorb better). About 1"in. This recipe is for 6 slices. Double the amounts for more

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Add 1/4 cup of cream into 4 eggs. For lighter version use milk

Add 1/4 cup of cream into 4 eggs. For lighter version use milk

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1 tbsp sugar and pinch of salt

1 tbsp sugar and pinch of salt

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Whisk well

Whisk well

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Melt butter in the frying pan on a medium/low heat. Be careful not to burn it. It will change the taste of a bread

Melt butter in the frying pan on a medium/low heat. Be careful not to burn it. It will change the taste of a bread

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Dip each slice in the egg mixture both sides. The fresher the bread the quicker you need to be. If bread is hard you can leave the slice to soak for about 15 seconds. If it's fresh dip it fast and fry

Dip each slice in the egg mixture both sides. The fresher the bread the quicker you need to be. If bread is hard you can leave the slice to soak for about 15 seconds. If it's fresh dip it fast and fry

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Fry on one side uncovered

Fry on one side uncovered

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When you turn sides sprinkle with grated cheese on top and cover with lid

When you turn sides sprinkle with grated cheese on top and cover with lid

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And it's ready to enjoy.  Variations: top the bread with sliced avocado or smoked salmon. You can eat it with cottage or salsa

And it's ready to enjoy. Variations: top the bread with sliced avocado or smoked salmon. You can eat it with cottage or salsa

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