We didn’t have time to eat a meal during our stop in Bratislava, and apparently that was a mistake. Here’s a recipe for a typical Slovakian food called Bryndzové Halusky.


Ingredients (serves 6)
– 1 kg of potatoes
– 200 g of flour
– 2 eggs
– 250 g of bryndza (a Slovak ewe cheese)
– 120 g of cubes of bacon
– oil
– milk
– salt


Grate the raw potatoes, add some spoons of milk, the eggs and the flour. Salt and mix. Knead the dough : it must be supple. Make rolls, and cut small slices on a moisten plank. Bring a big pan of salt water to a boil. Boil the slices in small numbers. When they come back up, cook 5 or 6 minutes. Drain them. Serve with crumbled bryndza. Coat with a lot of oil and add the fried cubes of bacon.