Istrian stew

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Istrian stew
Alternative names
Yota
Place of origin
Croatia, Slovenia and Italy
Region or state
Istria
Main ingredients
Beans, sauerkraut, potatoes, bacon, spare ribs, garlic
Cookbook:Istrian stew  Istrian stew

The Istrian stew or yota (Croatian: Istarska jota; Slovene: Jota, Italian: Jota) is a stew, made of beans, sauerkraut or sour turnip, potatoes, bacon, spare ribs, known in the northern Adriatic region. It is especially popular in Istria and some other parts of north-western Croatia. Under the name yota (jota), it is also typical of the whole Slovenian Littoral and in certain areas of North Eastern Italy, especially in Trieste, Gorizia and some peripheral areas of north-eastern Friuli (the Carnia mountains and Slavia Veneta).

The dish shows the influence of both Central European and Mediterranean cuisine. In most of the recipes, olive oil is used, and the main seasoning is garlic.

In Slovenian Istria, it is often eaten together with polenta.

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