1/2 pound Edam cheese
to taste Salt
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg beaten
2/3 cup breadcrumbs
This is a dish that many tourists coming to Czechia have never seen in their lives and can’t get their heads around. But once they try it, they’re absolutely hooked. In fact, the dish is so popular among tourists and locals alike, that restaurants all over Czechia can afford to charge ridiculous amounts of money for this simple, yet addicting fried delight.
And what exactly are we talking about here? Nothing more than a slice of cheese, preferably a quality one (but this, unfortunately, is not always the case in restaurants and food stalls), thrown into a fryer with a hearty portion of French fries. Voilà!
That’s it, served with tartare sauce or ketchup, whichever you prefer. And for busy people always on the go, many food stalls around Czechia will also throw the fried cheese into a bun for you, so that you don’t miss out even on the busiest of days.
- Sprinkle the cheese with salt, if desired.
- Dredge the slices in flour, then in beaten egg, and finally in bread crumbs, making sure the cheese slices are completely covered.
- Pan fry quickly in hot oil or shortening until golden brown. Serve immediately.