Slovakia. The feed here?

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Slovakia. The feed here?

Country of mysterious legends, traditions and wonderful fairy tales — Slovakia. How not to be called a fairy and a magic country where preserved about 180 of medieval castles, among the walls of which, according to local residents still roam the spirits of their famous owners.

In an instant, like a fairy tale, from Slovakia, you can find yourself in another country — its capital Bratislava, very closely connected with Hungary and Austria. So close that it just creates the illusion of the fairy world, after passing on the street Kopchanskoy, without turning, you can find yourself in the Austrian city kittsee Pressburgershtrasse on, and until 1945 the usual tram could get from Bratislava to Vienna.

Everything here is amazing — both nature and the city and people, and tongue. In the Slovak language as words without vowels that are even whole sentences are prepared: MCT zdrg skrz TRN zprv zglt grst zrn (mole ran through the thorns, initially swallowed a handful of grains).

Take a look at the coat of arms of Slovakia, there are depicted three snowy peaks of the High Tatras — Matra, Tatra and Fatra. Maybe we really in a fairy tale?

To ensure this, we can only try Slovak cuisine, referred to as: Spis pohutka, savory zabiyachka, pstruh or strapochki and served in any predatory hut!

Country: Slovakia (Slovensko)

The official name of the Slovak Republic (Slovenská republika)

Slovakia on the world map: the state is located in Central Europe, bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. In 1993, the country seceded from Czechoslovakia and gained independence.

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The feed here?

Enjoy a real Slovak cuisine can be robber huts — as it is called local restaurants Koliba. No self-respecting Koliba follows three rules: the food is cooked only in the presence of a guest on an open fire, guest ear delights folk music and in each Koliba should be something special.
For example, paying tribute to the traditions of the robber, the guest may, without saying a word, cut the tie and attach to the wall. Do not be adopted formally dressed in a den of robbers! Do you still doubt that they are in fairyland? Then Let’s go to the kitchen!

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The most popular dishes that are sure to try to Koliba:

Spiš pohutka — goulash with mushrooms and potato pancakes
roast goose or duck with sauerkraut and dumplings
lokshami — potato cakes
baked veprevo knee — famous dish of the Carpathians, which is a sin to miss! We will certainly prepare it later.
cabbage — cabbage sauerkraut with meat and sausage
pstruh oil — stewed trout steamed or stewed with lots of butter.
shepherds dumplings with cheese
vyprozhenny cheese — pieces of soft cheeses, fried in breadcrumbs in a pan with ham and mushrooms (trade Slovak dish)
strapochki — it’s dumplings with sauerkraut
oshtepok — smoked cheese
and a wide variety of soups, smoked meats and sausages, as part of which the Slovak housewife real masters

Almost any dish served little dumplings with bacon, cheese and paprika. And how delicious longoshe — fried donuts with garlic and butter, the taste of which will long occupy your thoughts!

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The Koliba periodically, but regularly carry out the so-called hunting days. If you are lucky enough to get into one of these days in Slovakia, you happen to enjoy a truly fabulous menu:

chop bear meat
filet of venison or elk
dishes of pheasant and partridge
venison pate
But first, you will be offered a very simple snack: a delicious goat cheese, onion, bread and wine — for a meal!

Drinks and dessert

The amount of beer and its taste will give you understand — you’re in a fairy tale!
A wine Slovakia will approve you in this opinion, because the only fabulous banquets can be a variety of drinks: the famous «Tokai», «Limbashsky Sylvan», «Vlašský Riesling», «Green Velteliner» sparkling by Hubert, Carpathian brandy, liqueurs Demänovka and Horec .
Although the fabulous standards in Koliba would be nice to enjoy a glass of plum brandy or borovichki infused with juniper, so drink a delicious meal dark beer «Saris» and bright «Topvarom» or as the real robbers, book «Martiner Porter» and «cut» (dare dark and light beer).
For the ladies there is a sweet beer «Smednik Mnich» (thirsty monk) — beer with a legend according to which it was invented by an unknown monk, who wished to treat one of his parishioners vending something special.

Going into the Koliba, you should certainly enjoy a special drink — tea Tatra. Will not find that you will be served a special type of tea — it alcoholate at various herbs, served burning!

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Desserts and Baking in Slovakia especially tasty, because in addition to local traditions and feel the influence of the Austrian cuisine. Enjoy pancakes with peaches, famous donuts longoshe with various fillings, fruit knedliki and lokshe with cottage cheese and poppy seed, apple strudel (at least in Vienna), as well as the famous chocolate «Figaro.»

National dishes

Let’s try to create an atmosphere of Slovak fabulous dishes at home! Taste once famous «veprevo koleno«, you will feel the real robbers … and turn this dish into a permanent menu holiday parties with beer.

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Pečené vepřové koleno (roasted pork knuckle)

Ingredients:

knee on the front leg of pork (knuckle) — 2 pcs
dark beer
2 onions
2-3 sour apples
nutmeg, allspice and black pepper, bay leaf, salt
head of garlic
2 tsp French mustard (with grains)
1 tbsp honey
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce

How to make:

Prepare the marinade: cut the onion half rings and slice the apples, put all the spices, pour the beer. Immerse the shank in the marinade for 10-12 hours (at night or in the morning). Then put the pan with the knuckle marinated on the fire, bring to a boil and cook for about an hour on low heat. Then pull out the shank, cool, make incisions into which the garlic cloves. Mix the mustard, honey, soy sauce and coated with each shank on all sides. Wrap in foil and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, then uncover the foil and bake another 20 minutes for a delicious golden crust. The hardest part of this recipe — stand an amazing fragrance that spreads all over the kitchen. Tip: buy once 4 shank!

Tradičné šišky (traditional donuts)

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So, we prepare the most traditional dessert — donuts!

Ingredients:

1 kg flour
zest of half a lemon
40 g fresh yeast (or dry bag for baking)
4 egg yolks
80 g of powdered sugar
100 g butter
a pinch of salt
milk — about 1/2 cup
2 tablespoons Roma
250 g jam (apricot)
Vegetable oil for frying
powdered sugar with vanilla for sprinkling

How to make:

Pre-mix the flour with the lemon zest and salt. Dilute the yeast in warm milk. Knead the dough from flour, egg yolks, sugar, melted butter and rum, pouring milk-yeast mixture. The dough should be elastic, not lipnuschim to the hands, but not cool! Sprinkle the dough with flour, cover with a cloth and leave to approach for an hour and a half. Roll out the dough into a thick layer 1 1, 5 cm, cut out circles (glass can be). In the center of each circle and spread a spoonful of jam zaschipyvaem dough so as to obtain the ball. Give the donuts come for another 15 minutes and fry them in hot oil in a thick-walled pan. Ready donuts spread on paper towels to remove excess fat, and then passed on to a dish and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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