Ajdovi žganci

Ajdovi žganci is a sort of žganci. Translated to English, it would be termed "buckwheat mush" or "buckwheat spoonbread". It is a national Slovene dish. Balthasar Hacquet (1739–1815) mentions that žganci was served with sauerkraut in Upper Carniola.[1] The oldest preparation method explains the word žganci. The word žganci is derived from the Slovenian verb žgati meaning "to burn" or "to toast".[1] Ajdovi žganci are served together with obaras, meat sauces, sauerkraut, Black pudding, various sausages. The ingredients may vary through different regions.

Ajdovi žganci with cracklings

In general the main ingredients are:

and in some cases potatoes are mixed in.

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  1. ^ a b Taste Slovenia. Bogataj Janez, 2007. Rokus Gifts. ISBN 978-961-6531-39-9.[page needed]