Almedina Vuk shared a traditional Bosnian dish for Around the World in the Kitchen. She explained that in her culture, all of the food they make is homemade, or “domaći,” and if it is not homemade, it is not fresh. Most of the meals are made with meat (ćevapi).
Almedina says that well prepared, organic food is the key to making the best dishes. Which is why every individual in Bosnia has a farm, and a garden to grow their own veggies and fruits. The Bosnian cuisine is very similar to Turkey, Greece and other Mediterranean countries.
For the ćevapi (the meat) you will just need a pound of ground beef
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 clove of garlic.
- 1/2 cup of grated onion
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of pepper
- 4 pack of pita bread
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, and all of other ingredients together. Mix with your hands until everything is distributed evenly.
- Once everything is distributed evenly, form the sausage into index finger length sausages, about 3/4 inches thick.
- Pre-heat oven to medium heat.
- In a cooking pan, lightly oil it, just enough that it will cover the pan and your ćevapi won’t burn.
- It takes about 10 minutes for each ćevap to cook.
- Once they’re done, do not take them out.
- Turn your heat to very low.
- Place one of the pita breads on top of the hot ćevapi so the pita bread can become a little soggy from the juices. Repeat for all 4 of the pita bread.