Last week we played around a little and mixed a bit of everything from the Mediterranean, including bread, cheese and olive oil, into a fusion eggs benedict. This time we’ll go with something a little more authentically Croatian, a Croatian flatbread.
This week’s snack is a simple and extra-flavorful homemade garlic and herb seasoned Croatian flatbread recipe. In Croatia, we call it lepinja. This flatbread is a great appetizer, snack or hors d’oeuvre for a party, and it’s a relatively quick recipe that can be ready in just under 45 minutes
The reason I chose dill for this recipe (it’s called kopar in Croatian) is because of how commonly it is grown in gardens in the old country. I fondly remember picking dill in the summers with my Baba on mornings where she would make fresh flatbread.
Garlic Dill Croatian Flatbread
I’ve been posting Selo Oils-inspired snacks on both my Twitter timeline and here on the blog for the last few months.
Going forward, they’ll be available both here and on our mailing list. Make sure to sign up so you don’t miss out. I’ll send you a free snack idea recipe to go with your olive oil every Friday morning.
This week’s snack I dub, “Mediterranean Eggs Benedict.” Shout to my fiance Penelope for the whole idea.
This recipe is quick to make and serves one. It contains about 250 calories (when you include the olive oil), about 25-30 grams of protein and about 15 grams of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
I’ve been eating palačinke for as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest memories eating food with family included waking up to these crispy thin sweets on a Sunday morning at Djedo Vido’s. My Baba Maria makes them too but Djed’s palačinke tasted as though they were blessed by the Virgin Mary herself.
I’ve shared many quick snacks on Twitter over the past few months so I figured I’d start documenting them here on my blog. I’ll aim to post at least 1 snack weekly going forward. I’ll make sure to pick snacks that are both common in the selo, but that also pair well with Selo Oils, my family’s extra virgin olive oil from Croatia.