Appetizers

DEVILISHLY SPICY FRIED TOASTS

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Devilishly hot fried toasts is a common meal or appetizer in the Czech pubs or wine cellars or just in homes across the whole Czech Republic. Its is very spicy food and this is why they call it devilishly. Fried toasts in Czech – Topinky – are often used in the Czech cuisine. Its preparation […]

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CRACKLING BUNS

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Pork crackling buns probably originated in Hungary, and they are also very popular in Slovakia. However, crackling buns are considered a specialty in the south of Moravia as well. The word pagace comes from pogacsa which in used in South Slavic languages. The name derives from the word focacea (baked dough), which is associated with […]

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DUCK PATE CARAMEL APPLES

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Mead is the key ingredient to this Czech delicacy. Mead belongs to one of the oldest fermented beverages, at least as old as beer, and was enjoyed by the Sumerians long before the Czech founder Praotec Cech climbed up on top of Mount Rip. The mead will be used to flavor duck paté. The duck […]

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MUSHROOM STEAK TARTARE

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Czechs love going mushroom picking in the fall, and there is nothing better than bringing your harvest home and preparing a nice comforting dish out of it. Czechs are very good at their mushroom hunting skills as this is a kind of family tradition. Of course, you need to know the right spot where to […]

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STEAK TARTARE with FRIED TOAST

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Steak tartare with fried toast is a traditional and very popular Czech dish or appetizer made from raw beef. It seems very simple, but it can be very easily spoiled. Fresh top-quality ingredients are essential. It is not something cheap; Czech people are willing to pay for this delicacy. Traditionally, it is served on some […]

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HOMEMADE HEAD CHEESE

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This dish is similar to pork aspic (Huspenina or Sulc). Known as Tlacenka, it is basically huspenina but thicker, and includes more meat, chopped liver, and various offal. The traditional method poured the prepared meats into a pig stomach and left them to solidify under weights. Tlacenka is best enjoyed sprinkled with vinegar and served with chopped onions.

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HOMEMADE PORK ASPIC

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Pork Aspic (Sulc, Sultz or Huspenina) is a traditional Czech dish made from pig’s parts – usually heads and/or legs – boiled down, and then chopped up, mixed into their own broth, and refrigerated for a solid, gelatinous presentation. There are many varieties and family recipes, but the most common ingredients include onion, pepper, allspice, […]

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HAM ROLLS in ASPIC

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In the Czech Republic, ham rolls are a simple and popular appetizer, often served as part of a cold buffet at parties or weddings. You can also buy it in Czech delis or make it at home. It is a lot of work, but the result is worth it! Below is a tried and true […]

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PICKLED FISH ROLLS

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Along with pickled sausages and pickled Camembert, these pickled fish rolls form the trio of the most popular cold pub cuisine. An ideal appetizer, not only for the Czech pub! Small slices of fish work best – fillets of herring, trout, tench, zander, or whitefish are all good choices. Use absolutely fresh fish, and don’t […]

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SOPSKY MIXED SALAD

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This kind of salad is typical for the Czech Republic. It consists of various vegetables and Greek cheese. According to tradition, it should be sprinkled with Feta cheese, which is made of goat or sheep milk. The salad is flavored with a simple dressing. It can be served as an appetizer, as a side dish […]

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