Bryndzové halušky

Bryndzové halušky

Bryndzové Halušky with bacon
Type Dumpling
Place of origin Slovakia
Main ingredients Halušky, bryndza
Cookbook: Bryndzové halušky  Media: Bryndzové halušky

Bryndzové Halušky (English: potato dumplings with bryndza sheep cheese and bacon[1]) is one of the national dishes in Slovakia.[2][3] This hearty meal consists of halušky[1] (boiled lumps of potato dough similar in appearance to gnocchi[1][2][3]) and bryndza[1] (a soft sheep cheese[4]), optionally sprinkled with cooked bits of smoked pork fat/bacon.[1][2][3]

Žinčica is traditionally drunk with this meal.[2] There is an annual Bryndzové Halušky festival in Turecká that features an eating contest.[5][6]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Sinkovec, Magdalena (2004). "Bryndzové Halušky / Potato Dumplings with 'Bryndza' Sheep Cheese and Bacon". Culinary Cosmic Top Secrets A Nato Cookbook. Lulu. pp. 115–16. ISBN 1-4116-0837-2. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Cravens, Craig Stephen (2006). Culture and customs of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 75. ISBN 0-313-33412-9. OCLC 67240291.
  3. 1 2 3 Dunford, Lisa (2007). "Slovakia: Food & Drink". In Paul Smitz; Aaron Anderson; Steve Kokker; Brett Atkinson; Becca Blond. Lonely Planet Central Europe. Hawthorn, Victoria: Lonely Planet. p. 452. ISBN 1-74104-301-8. OCLC 85763619. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  4. "Cheese Description: Bryndza". Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  5. Reynolds, Matt (21 June 1999). "Three liters of bryndzové halušky small work for hefty men in national eating competition". The Slovak Spectator. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  6. "Halušky Turecká" (in Slovak). Občianske združenie Halušky Turecká. 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
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