Passover Cheese Blintzes (Dairy, Passover)

Cheese Blintz

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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
304 Calories
24g Fat
13g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 304
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 553mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 138mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cheese blintzes— essentially cheese-filled crepes—are a classic Ashkenazi Jewish food that probably originated in Poland. They can be adapted to a kosher for Passover recipe by simply replacing the flour in the recipe with potato starch. As a bonus, this makes the recipe suitable year-round for anyone who needs to avoid gluten. 

Ingredients

For the Blintzes:

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • 2/3 to 1 cup water

  • 1/4 cup potato starch

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or kosher salt

  • 2 cups oil, for frying the blintzes

For the Cheese Filling: 

  • 1 1/2 cups farmer cheese

  • 2 cups cottage cheese

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, for dotting

Steps to Make It

Make the Blintzes

  1. Gather the blintze ingredients.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and 2/3 cup of water.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the potato starch and salt.

  4. Slowly add the potato starch mixture to the egg mixture, whisking until smooth. The batter should be thin. If it is too thick, add some more of the water, a tablespoon at a time, until the batter reaches a thin, pourable consistency.

  5. Pour a little oil into an 8- to 9-inch nonstick skillet (use just enough to coat the bottom of the pan), and warm over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, pour just enough blintz mixture into the hot oil to lightly cover the pan. Rotate the pan so the batter covers the whole bottom.

  6. Cook the blintz until the center bubbles, the top looks dry and set, and the blintz slides easily in the pan.

  7. Turn out the blintz from pan onto a plate to cool. Continue making blintzes until the batter is all used up, stacking the cooked blintzes on the plate as you go. 

Make the Filling and Stuff the Blintzes

  1. Gather the filling ingredients and prepared blintzes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 300 F. Butter a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish and set aside. 

  3. In a large bowl, crumble the farmer cheese. Add the cottage cheese and sugar, and mix until smooth and well blended.

  4. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons (depending on the size of the blintz made) of filling into the center of each blintz.

  5. Fold the bottom up to cover the filling.

  6. Fold the sides in over the bottom flap, then fold the top down, so the sides of the blintz are tucked in and you have a cylindrical "package." 

  7. Place the filled blintzes seam-side down in the prepared baking dish. Dot the blintzes with a little butter.

  8. Cover the pan with foil and bake in the preheated oven until the blintzes are warmed through.

  9. Serve with fresh fruit or a selection of jams and sour cream.

Tip

  • Once the crepes are filled, they can be stored in an airtight container or bag and frozen until you are ready to use them. Place the frozen crepes in a baking dish, cover, and bake until hot.