A spectacular and original snack that looks beautiful and bright on the table. All the ingredients are perfectly combined and quite budget- friendly: pancakes-beetroot-herring. Everything is prepared very simply, even a novice hostess can cope.
In the form of a dye, we will use activated carbon tablets and in order for the dough to be really black, a fermented milk product.
Crumble the charcoal tablets and dissolve them in the kefir. In order for the pancakes to be black and not gray, you need to dissolve the tablets in the liquid. If you add them for example to the flour when kneading the dough, the pancakes will be gray.
Add salt, sugar, and beat in the egg.
Add the flour and mix well until smooth.
Pour 1 tbsp of oil into the dough.
In a frying pan, heat the remaining oil, spread the dough with a spoon and fry the pancakes on both sides.
Boil the potatoes, carrots and beets until tender and peel them. Cut the potatoes into small cubes.
Cut the carrots into small cubes.
Cut the beets into small cubes.
Fresh cucumber as well as all other vegetables cut into small cubes.
The same manipulation is done with a pickle.
Mix everything. Drain the excess liquid from the peas and add to the rest of the vegetables. I use high- quality canned peas. The preservation of this brand has high taste qualities and does not contain harmful additives.
Fill the vinaigrette with mayonnaise. In the classic version, the dressing is oil, but we will replace it with mayonnaise, because it will allow you to fasten the vegetables so that they are more uniform and keep their shape.
Put a spoonful of vinaigrette on each pancake. Then top with a piece of herring and serve immediately.