Bujta repa

Bujta repa (sour turnip hot pot or pork with pickled grated turnips) is a Slovene national dish. It was mostly made in Prekmurje, the northeastern part of Slovenia. The expression bujta comes from the verb form bujti (to kill). The dish was originally relished in winter at pig slaughter or koline.[1][2]

It was prepared from fatty parts of the pig's head, neck and skin, and sour turnips. It was necessary for bujta repa to be fatty and well larded. There was a rule that no steam should be seen rising from the dish. The colder the greasier, they believed. Now this custom is out of practise, since less lard is used.[3]


Cook fleshy pig bones in water about 30 minutes. Then add grated sour turnips, spices and let simmer. Add millet groats when turnips turn tender. When millet is cooked, make bright roux with chopped onions and red pepper powder. Add cold water and roux into millet. Beans (that have to be cooked separately) are also often added to bujta repa [4]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Slovenian Cuisine: Cookbook of Southern Slavs. L.Prochazka (2017) 90 pag. ISBN 1979472424, ISBN 978-1979472425
  2. ^ The Food and Cooking of Slovenia: Traditions, ingredients, tastes & techniques in over 60 classic recipes . J,Bogataj (2009) 128 pag. ISBN 1903141605, ISBN 9781903141601
  3. ^ Taste Slovenia. Bogataj Janez, 2007. Rokus Gifts. ISBN 978-961-6531-39-9
  4. ^ Bujta repa – a taste of tradition; https://hungry-pumpkin.com/post/bujta-repa-a-taste-of-tradition/

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