Appetizers

HOMEMADE HEAD CHEESE

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This dish is similar to pork aspic (Huspenina or Sulc). Known as Tlacenka, it is basically huspenina but thicker, and includes more meat, chopped liver, and various offal. The traditional method poured the prepared meats into a pig stomach and left them to solidify under weights. Tlacenka is best enjoyed sprinkled with vinegar and served with chopped onions.

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HOMEMADE PORK ASPIC

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Pork Aspic is a traditional Czech dish made from pig’s parts – usually heads and/or legs – boiled down, and then chopped up, mixed into their own broth, and refrigerated for a solid, gelatinous presentation. There are many varieties and family recipes, but the most common ingredients include onion, pepper, allspice, bayleaf, vinegar, salt, carrot, parsley, root […]

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HAM ROLLS in ASPIC

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In the Czech Republic, ham rolls are a simple and popular appetizer, often served as part of a cold buffet at parties or weddings. You can also buy it in Czech delis or make it at home. It is a lot of work, but the result is worth it! Below is a tried and true […]

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PICKLED FISH ROLLS

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Along with pickled sausages and pickled Camembert, these pickled fish rolls form the trio of the most popular cold pub cuisine. An ideal appetizer, not only for the Czech pub! Small slices of fish work best – fillets of herring, trout, tench, zander, or whitefish are all good choices. Use absolutely fresh fish, and don’t […]

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PICKLED BALONEY

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Funny thing about this recipe is that in Czech people call it Utopenci (Drowned Dead Man) . It is one of the favorite dishes in pubs. People usually eat pickled baloney for a cold dinner or in a pub when they have a taste for something sour. It tastes great with beer and bread. It […]

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