Ajdovi žganci

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Ajdovi žganci with cracklings

Ajdovi žganci is a sort of žganci. Translated to English, it would be termed "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 and preparation style may vary through different regions, however the most common method is to pour flour into a pot of boiling water, then to make a hole in the center so that the flour cooks through. This is then strained and crumbled to form a meal-like consistency, and then served with crackling and pork rinds.[2]

In general the main ingredients are:

and in some cases potatoes are mixed in.[3]


  1. ^ a b Taste Slovenia. Bogataj Janez, 2007. Rokus Gifts. ISBN 978-961-6531-39-9.[page needed]
  2. ^ "Slovenia.si". Žganci – Always And Forever. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "National Dishes Across The World, Saint Lucia - Zimbabwe". Travel Junction. Retrieved 16 February 2015.