I’ll be completely honest. I didn’t know what a ‘blintz’ was until I visited Brockley Market last weekend. And if you don’t either, read on as I enlighten you the savoury and sweet marvel.
A blintz is essentially a thin pancake – not unlike a crepe. They’re then filled with ingredients, rolled and then fried. Great. I’ll try one.
After a brief lesson in what blintz was (via tapping it into my phone), I order one from Blintz Boy. There were to varieties on offer. A savoury pork sauerkraut with cucumber and dill salad and also a cheesecake blintz. Both looked equally tempting, but I was in a savoury mood and pork won the battle of my belly.
I was a little unsure how to tackle it at first, but decided to go for the grab and stuff method over using the supplied fork. It reminded me of a soft spring roll, filled with porky goodness. The accompanying salad gave the dish bit of zing and complimented the pork beautifully.
I really enjoyed my first munch on a blintz. I’d be interested to keep an eye on what other fillings will be available. Will definitely try the cheesecake version next time. I think it’d make an amazing dessert.
Pork Sauerkraut Blintz with Cucumber and Dill Salad