Kidneys with Mushrooms and Pickles

Kidneys with mushrooms and pickles – recipe with photo, main dishes
Rating: 4 Votes: 4
Cooking Time:
1 hour 30 min.
Recipe Yield:
4 servings
Medium recipe

Kidneys with mushrooms and pickles – everyone is afraid of the kidneys because of the smell and the fact that they need to be soaked for a long time. I am no exception, I really do not like the smell. After trying several methods that are described on the Internet and various cookbooks, I came to the conclusion that after all, the kidneys are not mine. Time passed, and I again decided to experiment, but first I thought about everything that gives an unpleasant smell. These are the ducts that are located in the kidneys themselves, and no matter how much and no matter what the kidneys are soaked in, if the ducts are not removed, the smell will remain. After the removal of the ducts, the kidneys, of course, were soaked, but not for 8-12 hours, as described in many sources, but for 3 hours, every hour the water changed, and the kidneys were washed. Try, experiment and everything will work out.

Recipe Ingredients

Pork Kidneys 2 pcs
Champignons 200-300 g
Onion 2-3 pcs
Garlic 3 cloves
Sour Cream 1 cup
Dill 1 bunch
Butter 1 tbsp
Vegetable Oil 1 tbsp
Bay Leaf 1 pcs

Cooking Recipe

The recipe for kidneys with mushrooms is very simple. Wash the kidneys well and cut in half lengthwise. Cut the ducts as much as possible. Next, rinse the kidneys well again and pour cold water. Soak the kidneys in water for 3-4 hours, change the water every hour. After the time has elapsed, drain the water, and pour the kidneys with cold water and put on medium heat. When the water boils, boil for 2-3 minutes, and then drain the water. Rinse the kidneys again, cover with cold water and cook until fully cooked for 30-40 minutes.

Peel and finely chop the onion. In a pan with vegetable oil and butter, put the onion and lightly simmer until transparent.

After the kidneys are cooked, remove from the broth, rinse and cut into small pieces. Add the prepared kidneys to the onion, mix and simmer over medium heat.

Cut mushrooms arbitrarily, it is better not to grind. Add chopped champignons to the kidneys and ground black pepper, mix and continue to simmer. Simmer until mushrooms release juice.

Next, pour in sour cream, add bay leaf and mix. Pickled cucumbers can be finely chopped, or grated on a coarse grater. Add cucumbers to the kidneys, only now add salt, mix and simmer for another 5-7 minutes.

Add chopped garlic, finely chopped dill to the pan, mix and cover with a lid. Let kidneys with mushrooms infuse for 20-30 minutes, and then serve with boiled potatoes.