Czech Recipes

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Bramboracky (Czech Savory Potato Pancakes)

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Bramboracky (bram-bor-atch-key) are traditional pan-fried potato pancakes best accompanied by beer. This is a recipe that my Czech boyfriend and I have fun with often. Potato pancakes are commonly associated with traditional Czech, Ukrainian, Yiddish, German, Hungarian and Polish cuisines, although other cuisines (including those of India and Korea) also have similar potato pancakes.

Hungarian Poppy Seed Filling

Rating: 5 stars 25
This is a filling often used for Middle European kolacs (also called kolacky or kolachke)--filled, rolled, baked yeast dough--and sweet rolls.

Traditional Slovak Haluski

Rating: 5 stars 9
This has been in my family for generations coming from Czechoslovakia. Traditionally, it is mixed with goat cheese from Czechoslovakia but since it's not available here in the States, we use brick cheese or feta. We eat this as a main meal but can be served as a side. Serve as is or add kielbasa on the side or slice up kielbasa and mix it in with haluski! Serve with warm crusty bread.


Rating: 4.5 stars 98
My father and grandparents were born in Czechoslovakia. I use to watch my grandmother make these small pastries at Christmas time and I couldn't wait to eat them when she was all done. I do hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do. You will need a large area to work.

Czech Bread Dumplings (Knedlíky)

Rating: 5 stars 5
These Czech bread dumplings are super comforting served with gravy.

Homemade Hot and Sour Soup

Rating: 4 stars 1
Very easy-to-make hot and sour soup.

Saucy Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
My Slovakian grandmother always made huge pots of stovetop stuffed peppers in winter. I'm a vegetarian now and can safely say that this is the one dish that I really miss eating.

Easy Kolacky

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
This kolacky recipe is a simple Czech cream cheese pastry (pronounced kolotch-key), a very old holiday favorite. Using Solo-brand filling found in the baking aisle is a delicious time-saver. The prune flavor is scrumptious!

Czechoslovakian Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Spicy bar cookies with a nice crunch of pecans plus the sweetness of a jam filling.
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Knedliky - Czech Dumpling with Sauerkraut (Zeli)

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
This Czech dumpling recipe was my grandmother's and has remained a family favorite. It should be served with roast pork, sauerkraut, and a nice glass of beer. A traditional way to eat leftover dumplings the next day for breakfast or brunch is to chop them into cubes, pan-fry in a bit of butter, add eggs and milk, and cook as if you are making scrambled eggs. It's great.

Grandma Skeet's Prune Kolaches

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This is a Czech Pastry my Grandma use to make with a homemade prune filling and streusel topping. I changed it a little so I could use the bread machine. They are worth the hard work!

Czech Christmas Hoska

Rating: 5 stars 21
Traditional Czechoslovakian Christmas Bread. Serve with butter. Some people toast it, use jelly, or even butter and powdered sugar...depending upon local customs and family preference. It is a day-long project, but well worth the effort.

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Czech Cabbage Dish
Rating: Unrated 71
I can only attempt to spell the real name of this dish; Cabushka or something like that! My mother's father was from Czechoslovakia, and he has three sisters who are excellent cooks. I have learned to cook this dish quite happily. At our last reunion, there were three separate bowls with different versions of this same dish; they were all scraped clean!
Czech Crepes
Rating: Unrated 1
A Czech interpretation of the crepe. Slightly thicker than a French-style crepe, so they tend to be a little more filling. My family occasionally had these for 'brinner' (breakfast-for-dinner), but they make a great dessert too. In Czech, these are called 'palacinky.'
Listy I
Rating: Unrated 4
Victoria Skonieczki's (Grandmom's) Nut Roll (Makowiec)

This Polish/Czech holiday roll is great as a dessert or breakfast treat. This bread may be filled with nut meats or a poppy seed filling. You can freeze the loaves after they are completely cooled.