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Blitva Recipe


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©Croatia Traveller 2005-2012

It's probably Croatia's most popular side dish, appearing on nearly every restaurant menu in the country, yet Blitva is delightfully easy to make. Sometimes a little chopped garlic, sauteed in olive oil is added.


1kg Swiss chard (mangold)
2 medium potatoes
3 tblsp olive oil or to taste
1 tblsp Vegeta*
Salt & pepper to taste

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the Vegeta.
  • Rinse the Swiss chard well and remove the tough stems. Tear into large pieces
  • Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2 " square cubes
  • Drop the chard and potatoes into the boiling water and cook until done (about 10 minutes)
  • Drain and top with olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

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