10 Scrumptious Croatian Foods

10 Scrumptious Croatian Foods

Discover 10 scrumptious Croation foods. The food of Croatia has different styles and specialties from region to region. You can find the more famous Croatian dishes all over the country, with the region putting its own little spin on it.


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10 Scrumptious Croatian Foods

To be honest, I don’t recall trying many of these dishes while I was in Croatia. I ate a lot of sandwiches and other things from the bakeries. They where cheap meals. I do remember my favorite meal was goulash. Anyway, here are 10 Croatian foods that I will be sure to try if I ever get back there.

1. Međimurska Gibanica

The first item on this list of Croatian foods is something I can not pronounce. Međimurska Gibanica is a type of layer cake from Međimurje County. Besides puff pastry, its main ingredients are apples, cheese, nuts, and poppy seeds.

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A layer cake with apples, cheese, nuts, and poppy seeds. By Silverije (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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2. Grah

Grah is a mixed bean soup that can also have meat in it. It is very hearty, almost a stew.

It reminds me of Colombian frijoles, except grah rarely uses kidney beans.

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Grah is a mixed bean soup. Almost a stew. By Silverije (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Goulash

I remember ordering Goulash a few times while in Croatia, because I loved it. It is a hearty meat and vegetable soup. Can’t go wrong with that!

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Goulash was my favorite Croatian dish. A meat and vegetable soup. Via Pixabay.com.

4. Žganci

Žganci is like gritz or polenta. They make it from buckwheat flour, maize, wheat, or a combination of these.

They call it “pura” on the Croatian coast.

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Žganci is “pura” in the coastal regions. By myself (Own work) [GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

5. Štrukli

Number 5 on this list of scrumptious Croatian foods is Štrukli. Štrukli is a baked pastry dish. It contains cottage cheese with eggs, sour cream, and salt. It is more popular in the north of Croatia, such as Zagreb.

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Cottage cheese with eggs, sour cream, and salt. in baked pastry. Roberta F. [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Brodet

Brodet is one dish I would never order. It is a seafood stew, and I dislike seafood. Brodet is popular in the regions of Dalmatia, Kvarner, and Istria

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Brodet is a fish stew. Something I would stay away from. By Chiqui Teo (https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datoteka:Brodet.JPG) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Meso z Tiblice

Meso z tiblice is preserved meat. Actually, it is a way of preserving meat created by the Međimurje people. The Međimurje people salt pork and then bake or boil it. They then cover it in lard and put it in a tiblica. A tiblica is a wooden container.

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Meso z Tiblice is a way of preserving meat. By Silverije (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

8. Punjena Parika

Punjena Parika is meat, rice, eggs, tomato sauce, and spices stuffed into peppers. Different forms of this dish are throughout the region. Including Bulgari, Slovenia, Macedonia, and others.

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Punjena Parika are stuffed peppers. mic of Orion [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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9. Burek

Burek is a baked pastry dish. The filling can be almost anything. Some of the more popular options are cheese, meat, and potato. It is a classic bakery snack food in Croatia, at least it was for me.

Burek is also found in many other countries such as Turkey, Bosnia, Serbia, and more.

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Burek is a common bakery snack I had in Croatia. By Coralie Ferreira (Trip to Croatia-Day 1-Zagreb-Burek) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Baklava

The last dish on this list of scrumptious Croatian foods is the famous Baklava. Baklava is by no means unique to Croatia, but it is there and I could not leave it out. I’m not a big sweet tooth but I enjoy baklava. It is layers of filo pastry with chopped nut and honey or syrup.

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I haven’t got much of a sweet tooth, but I love baklava. Via Pixabay.com.


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