Just a quick follow-up from last year’s post about Slovak Christmas 2011:
Here are the typical pictures of Slovak Christmas Eve dinner in our family.
My dad (not Slovak) enjoying the sauerkraut mushroom soup appetizer:
And of course, the potato / cheese pierogies drenched in browned butter, the pork that was slow-cooked all afternoon in sauerkraut in the oven, and Merka’s famous stuffed cabbages (halupkis). Sauerkraut is the theme here; you could clog your arteries with all the butter, but then the sauerkraut helps you break even with all its life-saving properties.
Then we finished everything off with some Slovak cookies (kolachky)– super-buttery dough filled with apricot preserves and prune jam (lekwar).
There you have it. I could go on and on for hours about Slovak food, but since it’s the same for us every year, you’ve seen it all!