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Sheep Cheese Soup

  1. Cut the onion into cubes, roast it with lard until golden.
  2. Add cumin, ground red pepper, sheep cheese and potatoes cut into cubes.
  3. Stir and pour it over with 1l of hot water. Cook until the potatoes become tender.
  4. Savour with salt and ground pepper. Stir the soup until smooth, you may also add cream and sprinkle with chives.
  5. Serve with gnocchi or bread cut into cubes and baked with lard.

 

Source: Slovak Tourist Board

 

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Roast Goose

Autumn in Slovakia belongs to goose feasts, with their long tradition especially in the Small-Carpathian region. Breeding of geese and goose feasts in Slovakia have about a hundred year long tradition that is related to the southern regions of our country. The tradition of roasting goose came to Slovakia from German-speaking countries, especially Austria and Germany, where it is associated with the feast of St. Martin. In Slovakia, it was mainly established for economic reasons because selling roasted goose at the local markets was the activity of Slovak housewives, which in this way improved the household budget. Gourmets from various parts of the country began to search for places where the best goose came from (Chorvátsky and Slovenský Grob). Another reason for the emergence of this habit was just to the South of Slovakia with plenty of small rivers and brooks ideal conditions for breeding geese.

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Pasties with Sheep Cheese

The traditional Slovak dishes are most commonly referred to as gnocchi with sheep cheese (Bryndzové halušky), sheep cheese (Bryndzové pirohy) and other dishes produced using traditional methods.The sheep cheese is a soft salty cheese made of sheep’s milk with a strong aroma and taste. Like Bryndzové halušky, Bryndzové pirohy is a characteristic Slovak dish that belongs to traditional Slovak specialties. The recipe is quite simple. The preparation procedure, however, is quite different and we can distinguish them reliably by sight and taste.

Ingredients

  • 250 g of sheep cheese
  • 1 pc of onion
  • 50 g of lard
  • 4 pcs of potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of ground red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • Black pepper – ground
  • Sour cream, fresh chives

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