Green Bean Salad

A simple summer salad, made of green bean with the addition of garlic and sour cream. Ingredients for Green Bean Salad (for 2 persons): 250 g of green (fine) beans 2 tablespoons of sour cream 1 clove of garlic Preparation: Wash the green (fine) beans and cut off their ends, and chop to a size…

Green Bean Stew

Mahune – that is the name of the vegetables in this recipe, in Croatian. I couldn’t find correct name for it in English, I think it’s ‘fine beans’ or ‘green beans’. Although the beans I have in my garden are yellow, I think it’s the same thing as green beans. I add pictures, so you…

Grandfather’s Bećarac / Sataraš

Simple recipe for Bećarac, also known as Sataraš. This vegan risotto is made of tomatoes, peppers and rice, and you can eat it as a main dish or as a side dish. My grandfather taught me this recipe from his childhood, and he always told me that he cooked it while he was on ‘bostan’…

Pork Steak ‘Turopolje’ in Champignon Sauce

Turopolje pork steak with wide noodles and mushroom sauce is a true classic in continental Croatia. In addition to its excellent taste, it can be made quickly and easily. Ingredients for Pork Steak ‘Turopolje’ in Champignon Sauce (for 2 persons): 500 g of pork leg steak 100 g of wide noodles 500 ml of cooking…

Granatir with pasta

In Croatia, Granatir has many names: Granadir, Grenadir, Grenadir march, Granadir march, Granatir with pasta… This ultra-simple dish is made of pasta (you can use any type of pasta, like fusilli, macaroni…etc.), and cooked potatoes, stewed onions and ground red pepper. When you mix everything together you will get a very tasty dish with a…

Kvrgusa Pie

Kvrgusa Pie is Bosnian traditional dish. Due to the juicy chicken meat and the crunchy dough that surrounds it, this simple dish is very popular in Croatia as well. When you serve it with sour cream and lettuce, this bumpy chicken pie becomes a tasty and complete lunch that is loved by all generations. Ingredients…

Bread with bacon

In winter, there is nothing better than the smell of fresh bread and roasted bacon – all in one! Ingredients for Bread with bacon: 600 g of flour 1 small bag of dry yeast (7 g) glass of lukewarm water (about 2.5 dcl) 2 tbsp of oil 1 teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon…

Smarne

Smarne are similar to pancakes, but much more easier to make. You can eat Smarne with something sweet, like honey or jam, but you can also eat them in salty version, with cream cheese and lettuce salad. Ingredients for Šmarne (for 2 persons): 1 egg 2 dcl of milk 100 g of flour a pinch…

Chicken Perkelt

Ingredients for Chicken Perkelt (for 2 persons): Half a kilogram of chicken meat (drumsticks, wings, thighs…) Half an onion 1 big carrot Pasta Minced red pepper Preparation: 1. Chop onion into dices, and shred carrot on grater. 2. Stew onion and carrot on little bit of oil, with salt and minced red pepper. 3. Put…

Buns with pork cracklings

Croatian classic dish – Buns with pork cracklings, or in Croatian Pogačice s čvarcima / Čvarkuše. They are very popular in Croatia, and it’s not a big problem to make it. Ingredients for Buns with pork cracklings 1/2 kg of flour 350 ml of milk 1 tbsp of softened butter 7 g of dried yeast…

Ajnpren soup with eggs

Ingredients for Ajnpren soup with eggs (for 2 persons) 4 big spoons of oil 2 big spoons of flour 2 big spoons of semolina half an onion minced red pepper 1 egg Preparation: 1. Heat the oil in a pot with half and onion. Stir in the flour and semolina with wooden spoon. Continue to…

Baked beans with sausage

Ingredients for “Baked beans with sausage” (for 2 persons): half an onion 2 clove of garlic 300 g of beans 2 small carrots or 1 big 1 big spoon of tomato sauce cca 250 g of semi dry sausage Preparation: 1. Put the beans in a pot and left it to soak in a water…