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Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Bryndzove Halušky
See Kent's post below: the yummy dish he is reffering to is a hearty meal that made me smile at lunch in Slovakia.

Bryndzove Halušky is composed of 2 parts (well 3 if you wanna get techincal). The Halušky or dumpling part of the meal is made using a special kind of strainer so that the dough (made from potatoes and flour) forms into distinctive small little balls. The Bryndza part is a special type of sheep cheese that envolopes the halušky in a creamy type of sauce. The cheese has a very distinctive taste and for me it tasted a lot different in Czech Republic than it did in Slovakia. The best part of the meal is the crunchy bacon bits they put on top, usually including a bit of the fat that it cooked in...completely done on purpose I presume. And the trick to eating halušky is to make sure that you proportion the bacon to last you the whole meal!

PS: Special thanks goes out to my central European keyboard for supplying the "š" in this post, without which I would be completely lost.
posted by Blanka at 2:08 AM


Blogger Jenny H. said...

I heard Halušky with cabbage is even better...

2:57 AM  
Blogger kent said...

Thanks for that, Blanka.

Where would I be without your encyclopedic knowledge of Slovakian food?

8:59 PM  
Blogger Blanka said...

Wrong Jenny, you are so wrong! That's what the Czech's do with it.

12:29 AM  

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