National dish of Slovakia

flag of Slovakia

  • Independence: 1. 1. 1993
  • Capital: Bratislava
  • Official language: Slovak
  • Population: 5 429 763
  • Area: 49 035 km2
  • International code: SK
  • Currency: Euro (€)
map of Slovakia

Bryndzové halušky

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes: 3 pieces
  • Flour: 5 tablespoons (tbsp)
  • Egg: 1 piece
  • Bacon
  • Bryndza (Slovak Sheep Cheese)
  • Salt
Bryndzové halušky is national food (dish) of Slovakia

Instructions:

First peel potatoes and shred them. Add egg and flour. You need to make dough that is not watery but also not tough. If it happens to be too watery, add more flour; if it is too tough, add some water. Add 1 tbsp of salt. Boil water with 2 tbsp of salt (the water has to boil all the time during the preparation). Toss pieces about 2,5 cm (an inch) long into the boiled water, using kitchen knife and cutting board. Cook them for few minutes until they float on the water level. Take them out with a strainer and halušky are ready. Cut bacon into small pieces and fry them. Put bryndza on top of halušky and heat them together. It is very difficult or many times impossible to buy bryndza outside Slovakia, but you can use other cheese instead, for example feta cheese mixed with cream cheese and milk). Put the fried bacon on the top of halušky (with a bit of grease) before serving.

Info:

Bryndzové Halušky specifically refers to a Slovakian national dish comprising of Halušky and bryndza. Halušky is a dish consisting of boiled lumps potato dough resembling gnocchi, and bryndza is a cheese made from sheep milk. The dish is often garnished with smoked bacon or pork fat before serving. In brief, the dish can be referred to as potato dumplings with bacon and bryndza sheep cheese.

 
© 2011-2014 National-food.info Site Map Info