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Traditional dishes from Krk

Meat dish with vegetable side-dish

Šurlice with lamb goulasch
Necessary ingredients (for 6 people)
Flour 1 kg
Eggs 1-2
Water and salt to taste
Home-made cheese 0,2 kg

How to do it
Take the flour, eggs, salt and water and knead them into a solid dough. Then roll it out and cut it into pieces of around 100g, and using your hands and a knitting-needle, roll it so as to form a 8-10 cm long šurlica (kind of pasta). Carefully remove the needle so that it remains empty in the middle. Dry it slightly, and then cook it in previously boiled, salted water until it becomes soft. Note: Šurlice are a favourite meal on the island of Krk, and no celebration or wedding could be conceived without them. Šurlice are prepared with beef, veal or mutton žvacet (traditional sauce). Home-produced sheep's milk cheese is used in enormous amounts to give the dish its wonderful taste..

Lamb žvacet
Necessary ingredients (for 6 people)
Lamb 2 kg
Onion 0,45 kg
Fresh tomatoes 0,15 kg
Oil 0,18 l
Garlic 4 cloves
Wine 2 dcl
Parsley, salt, pepper

How to do it
Stew the cut lamb on the onion with the garlic, tomato, parsley and spices. Water should be added when necessary together with a little flour and wine at the end, decide how much sauce you need and taste it. Cook the šurlice and put them into a bowl, add the sauce and cheese and finally meat.

Sweet dishes

Presnac (Presnec-Presnoc)
Ingredients necessary for creating the mixture
Young sheep's milk cheese 1 kg
Sugar 0,25 kg
Flour 0,10 kg
Egg yolks 6 kom.
Lemon peel, vanilla sugar to taste
Ingredients necessary for making the dough
Flour 250 g
Sugar 50 g
Margarine 50 g
Egg 1 kom.
A pinch of salt

How to do it
Knead the dough in a way similar to macaroni with 250g of flour, 50g of sugar,50g of margarine or butter, 1 egg, a pinch of salt and form it into a flat cake, leave it to one side for a while and then roll it into a circle as big as a metal plate or two smaller plates and about 30% of the width. This dough is used as a cowl in which the cheese mixture is wrapped.

Making the mixture
Grate the young cheese, mix the sugar and egg yolks, add the spices, cheese and flour, slowly blend it and put it into a prepared pastry dish, match it up and close the edges, and pinch it every 5 cm distance in order to decorate it, and cut the dough into a circle on a wooden board.
The type of presnac is baked in an oven at a average temperature until it is golden brown. Then sprinkle the sugar over it and serve it cold. This is a famous dessert pastry on the island of Krk which is prepared in almost every village on the island according to a similar recipe.