While Chasing Kids

Baking in clay pots is an old Russian tradition.  I remember my babushka had a lot of these pots of all sizes, and she used them in a real Russian wood burning stove. The taste, the aroma of the dishes that came out of that stove could not be compared to anything cooked in modern gas ovens.  Though, here is my little attempt to make another trip down the nostalgia road. 

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CLAY POT BUCKWHEAT AND VEGETABLES

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cups of uncooked buckwheat, washed
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 pint of mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise or sour cream
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 4 tbs Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sour cream and fresh dill for garnish

Yields: 3 ½ liter pots

DIRECTIONS:

Make eggplant…

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