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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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