From Russia a dish whose origins are still debated. Beef Stroganoff is one of the great classics of 19th century Russian cuisine, and in the 20th it became popular the world over, with significant variations on the original recipe.
The beef Stroganoff is composed of strips of sautéed beef served in smetana, a sour cream sauce produced using lactic-fermented cream and widely used across Eastern Europe. It’s a versatile sauce, with a delicate and lightly acidic flavor that can accompany both main courses and desserts, cold or hot.
Regarding the name of the dish, one theory holds that it was invented by the French chef of Count Pavel Stroganoff, who added the sour cream to the beef in a fricassee, to please the Count’s palate. According to others, however, the name comes from the a doctor who cured a case of herring poisoning with an usual medicine: beef, onions and sour cream!
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