Favorite Czech Meal?

Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by My Czech Republic, May 17, 2004.

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If you could have only one Czech meal, which of the following would you choose?

  1. Beef goulash with dumplings (Hovězí guláš s knedlíkem)

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  2. Beef sirloin with dumplings and vegetable cream sauce (Svíčková na smetaně, knedlík)

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  3. Roast pork, dumplings and sauerkraut (Vepřová pečeně, knedlík, zelí / "vepřo-knedlo-zelo")

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  4. Roasted duck with sauerkraut and dumplings (Pečená kachna se zelím a knedlíkem)

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  5. Pork schnitzel with mashed potatoes (Smažený vepřový řízek s bramborovou kaší)

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  6. Other - please tell us in a post in this forum

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  1. Karel_lerak

    Karel_lerak Well-Known Member

    I am surprised that nobody has mentioned "bramborák" yet. Made from crude potatoes with garlic and marjoram ....
    Of course rather unhealthy as it is fried on oil (better is on lard) 8)
     
  2. meluzina

    meluzina Well-Known Member


    i agree lard is better - but i have alctually started using olive oil :( not only is fresh lard becoming harder and harder to find - but the price is unbelievable...

    by the way, have you heard of the baked version?? - more or less same ingredients, with the addition of semolina and yeast... it is called bramborka down in my area - none of my family had ever heard of it, so i'm not sure if it is a south bohemian "specialty"?
     
  3. brcek

    brcek Member

    Pork with the best dumpling (Potatoes Dumpling), but also could vote for traditional knedlo vepro zelo 8)
     
  4. woyzeck

    woyzeck Active Member

    Hermelin : fried camamber with capusta ....
     
  5. Dannae

    Dannae Well-Known Member

    Hermelin is fried camambert? The way I see it Hermelin is very close to camambert, it is some Czech version of it.
    But breaded and fries Hermelin with French fries and tartar sauce is delicious.
     
  6. meluzina

    meluzina Well-Known Member

    how about hermelin in bramborak - tis a good combination as well


    i've started baking hermelin in puff pastry (listové těsto) - it's not as messy to make :)
     
  7. Dannae

    Dannae Well-Known Member

    Yes, hermelin in bramborak (potato pancake) is good too, agreed. But I must try it in puff pastry, never did before.
     
  8. stepan

    stepan Well-Known Member

    This past weekend I made veprova (with wonderful caraway seeds), knedliky (bramborovy) and zeli (white sweet and sour). We had it with applesauce and a BEER of course. It was so very good. My mouth is watering as I write this. There is enough left for another meal.

    In fact I made extra knedliky and I will cube them, fry them up in some butter and then add an egg to them and scramble them. Another winning dish.
     
  9. meluzina

    meluzina Well-Known Member

    i made segedinský guláš today - with bread dumplings


    do you ever make the filled potato dumplings?? with smoked pork??
     
  10. woyzeck

    woyzeck Active Member

    and Koleno with kren :p fantastic !
     
  11. stepan

    stepan Well-Known Member

    Koleno?? - is that what I think it is?

    As a child, mother cooked pig's feet and knuckles and we had it with FRESH kren. However, dad use to take the fresh kren and grate it (with tears streaming down his face). Then mother would grate apples and mix with the kren. We'd have that with the boiled pig's feet/knuckles and great rye bread.

    I miss that food since my family is not into that.
     
  12. Karel_lerak

    Karel_lerak Well-Known Member

    The best "koleno" in Prague you can get in the restaurant "U Čejpů" :)
     
  13. woyzeck

    woyzeck Active Member

    I have try also fried farelle , very good !
     
  14. stepan

    stepan Well-Known Member

    ...and what, may I ask, is farelle?
     
  15. woyzeck

    woyzeck Active Member

    It's a trout :wink:
     
  16. stepan

    stepan Well-Known Member

    Ah - trout - I love trout - broiled with some butter and lemon - mmmmm good
     
  17. meluzina

    meluzina Well-Known Member

    another option for trout (works with most fish fillets as well):

    mix plain flour with some salt, pepper, sweet paprika, (a bit of spicy paprika as well if you like), and ground caraway - mix the same spices with some butter as well - coat the outside of the trout in the spiced flour mixture - the butter goes inside - then pan fry in butter
     
  18. Yerusalyim

    Yerusalyim Well-Known Member

    I think it's hard to beat beef goulash and dumplings, you can throw a little zeli in there too and it doesn't hurt. My wife makes a great little dessert plum dumpling with chocolate sauce and cocoa...YUMMY! At our wedding reception there was a thin piece of pork (or beef?) wrapped around asparagus with cream and cheese...I don't know what it's called but it's MOST EXCELLENT.
     
  19. Irena M

    Irena M Well-Known Member

    Smoked tongue, yum!
     
  20. pedro1974

    pedro1974 Well-Known Member

    can I ask u if u consider the goulash a czech meal?
    for what I know is an hungarian one.

    any way, as is not possible to choose only one, in my personal list:
    1-kachena "breast" with red zeli and brambora knedlik
    2-vepro/knedlo/zelo
    3-Svíčková
     

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