One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Small Russian savoury pastries or patties, filled with meat or fish and rice.
- ‘Blini are small crêpes served with different types of fillings; pirozhki are fried rolls that usually have a meat or vegetable filling.’
- ‘The piroshki, a small Russian pastry filled with vegetables, was light and very moreish.’
- ‘Variations of these popular half moons, also called pirozhki, are found throughout other regions including the Ukraine and Russia.’
- ‘But interspersed throughout are full-flavored Eastern European daily specials like pojarski (ground-chicken patties), and Russian borscht served with savory beef pirozhki.’
- ‘The use of buckwheat, horseradish, and potatoes gives Tatar cuisine a quasi-Russian appearance, and Tatar samosas are made with a puffy dough, like the Russian pirozhki.’
From Russian pirozhki, plural of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog (see pirog).
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