If you like meat, you will certainly think you have found heaven in Prague. In this article you will discover three of the traditional Czech meals, that you need to try while in Prague, or during one of your expeditions outside of the capital city. We purposefully chose only meat. After all, why would you want to miss out on what the city offers best?
A Cuisine that will remind You of Home Cooking
The classic Czech food is the one that used to come out of the oven from grandmothers, back in the days. The recipes were passed on through generations and the meals are still being served today, the same way it used to be prepared, before. According to the various regions of the Czech Republic, that you will visit during your day trips from Prague, the recipes may vary slightly, but the heart of them will remain the same.
Schnitzel With Potato Salad
If you have only heard about Wiener Schnitzel, a meal claimed by the Viennese, then you may be surprised to learn that the Check version of it is made with pork and not veal. The same is true for the German version as well. The method remains the same for all three, which is tenderised meat, breaded and then fried. One of the reasons why schnitzel is so popular in the Czech Republic, is that mothers often initiate their kids to cooking in the kitchen, through this recipe. That is because breading doesn’t involve any cutting, which is much better for the little ones. The biggest difference that you will find in the Czech Republic, for this meal, is that it comes with a side dish of potato salad. It is usually a mix of potatoes, carrots, hard-boiled eggs, onions, pickles (and brine from it), with mayo, mustard, salt and pepper.
In most countries, you will find many recipes based on chicken. It is not the case in the Czech Republic. But duck is a completely different story, as it can be found on the menu of many restaurants. The roast duck is the most popular version. It is stuffed with dumplings and sauerkraut, which will be served with a quarter of the duck, as side dish. The other recipe, also served often on Czech tables, is the duck confit. This juicy and tender meat is brought to the table with the same side dish as the roasted duck.
Steak tartare is not only famous in France. Everyone that goes to Prague will be delighted to find it available in many restaurants. The citizens of the country love that meal, because it goes perfectly with beer. It can also be eaten as a snack, which makes it even better when it is time for a Czech “apéro!” This raw beef can be prepared in three different ways: cut, scraped or minced. It is normally accompanied by condiments and features an egg on top. Add toasted bread and a clove of garlic, and you won’t be able to stop yourself from wanting more. This method of eating the steak tartare was actually brought to Prague by the Italian workers who helped build the railways.
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