"A legendary Ukrainian dish common in the Central and Eastern parts of the country."Serves 4 | Prep Time | Cook Time
Why I Love This Recipe
Lapinski Family recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
1 cup Corn Grits
200 g pork fat
300 g Bryndza (Cheese)
salt to taste
3 cups sour cream
1 tbsp vegetable oil
black pepper to taste
300 g dried mushrooms
Rinse the porcini; cook them in slightly salted water. Then chop them and fry in a little of vegetable oil.
You can use 100g of dried mushrooms instead of fresh one. Therefore you should soak the mushrooms in cold water (from 3 to 12 hrs) then steam, chop and fry them in the frying pan.
Chop or grate the bryndza.
Either fresh or smoked fatback can be used. Cook the cracklings in separate frying pan previously finely slicing the fatback and preheating the frying pan.
Put the fatback onto the hot frying pan, reduce the heat and fry over minimum heat pouring off liquid fat.
Put the sour cream or cream in cast-iron kettle or thick casserole, bring to the boil, and then slowly add the corn grits, stirring continually. It is important to avoid clots and prevent the porridge to swell.
Reduce the heat to minimum, stir actively with wooden spoon either clockwise or counterclockwise, until the butter appears on top.
If the banush doesn’t stick to the cast-iron kettle’s edge, it is ready. The finish banush bears resemblance to pudding.
Put the hot banush in deep bowl or clay pot, dress with grated cheese, chopped mushrooms and cracklings. The banush is consumed unstirred with big spoon.