Karađorđeva šnicla

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The original look of Karađorđe's schnitzel must have the shape of a regular roll

Karađorđe's schnitzel (Serbian: Карађорђева шницла/Karađorđeva šnicla) is a Serbian breaded cutlet dish named after the Serbian revolutionary Karađorđe. It is a rolled veal or pork steak, stuffed with kajmak, and then breaded and fried. It is served with roasted potatoes and tartar sauce.

The steak is sometimes colloquially referred to as the maidens' dream (девојачки сан/devojački san),[1] because of its phallic shape.[1][2]

The dish is a modern invention, created by chef Mića Stojanović in 1959[2] who, when he needed to prepare Chicken Kiev for a distinguished visitor from the Soviet Union, was faced with lack of poultry. He used veal instead of chicken.[2] However, not fully satisfied with the result, he poured tartar sauce over it, and decorated it with a slice of lemon and pieces of tomato, which at the end resembled the medal of the Order of the Star of Karađorđe, and thus the steak was named.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Devojački san". Kurir (in Serbian). 2004-10-06. Retrieved 2006-10-12.
  2. ^ a b c d Dejanović, Velimir (2004-06-11). "Одликовао шницлу "Карађорђеву"". Politika. p. 25.