what is this dish?

Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by spotty, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. spotty

    spotty New Member

    hello everyone. I have a quick question about this meal that we eat fairly often in my household. my family is basically Canadian but we are Špačeks (my grandfather immigrated here).
    anyway, this meal is just pork which has been beaten flat for an hour or so, then fried in a breadcrumb and egg mixture. i'm told we make it a bit differently than the traditional way. it's probably my favourite food when served with carrots and mashed potatoes :)

    I have no idea how to spell it, but it sounds like žisky?

    I've been searching the internet for it but I can't find mention of it anywhere. any help would be appreciated :)
  2. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    Like this: [​IMG]?

    We call it "Řízek". Schnitzel, Wiener schnitzel?

    Btw. I like those "english" words like schnitzel, sauerkraut, kindergarten...
  3. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    By the way - I'm eating one řízek right now :)
  4. spotty

    spotty New Member

    oh thanks! that's it for sure. come to think of it, I think my cousin Eva said it started with an "r"
    mm, we are cooking some up right now :D
  5. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    But your memory's spot on. I always called it žisky as a child because it was the nearest I could get to my Czech father's pronunciation of ř - the plural of řízek is řízky.
  6. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    Poles, or even slovaks do the same, if they cannot pronounce it correctly. But in slovak there are complications as well - ô, ŕ, ĺ and ľ :)

    for example:


    stůl stôl desk
    mrtvý mŕtvy dead (verb)
    sloup stĺp column
    klíč kľúč key

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