Beer Recipes and How To Eat Like a Pilsen Local

If you’re in Pilsen and would like to try some typical dish of the city, every Pilsen local will recommend the beer. Yet, the city’s Crimean sauerkraut is legendary. We also have several meals that sound like they might be local specialties, yet, in reality, they’re quite common food options. For instance, we have “vošouch” (potato pancakes) and “hluchec” (potato rolls). In addition, we have quite a few beer recipes for those looking to have a Pilsner Urquell with every meal.

Beer soup

250 g of brown bread, 180 ml of water, 2 bottles of beer, lemon peel shavings, sugar, cream

Cut the bread into small pieces and soak them for two hours in a half-beer/half-water mixture. Then cook for about 20 minutes, press, add the remaining beer and cook again for a short while. Add sugar, lemon peel shavings and bring it to a boil. Decorate your plate with cream and parsley tops.

Goulash lovers – beer goulash

500 g of beef knuckle, onion, ground pepper, tomato paste, 2 potatoes, 500 ml of dark beer, hot pepper, cumin, salt, pepper

Cut the meat into small pieces, stir fry the chopped onion on oil, add some ground pepper and lightly fry. Add salt and cumin to the meat pieces and fry. Pour in half a beer, add the tomato paste and let it braise. Once the meat is semi-soft, add the grated potatoes and hot pepper. Pour in the rest of the beer and braise until the meat is soft and the juices thick.

A beer lover’s dessert – beer sponge cake

100 g of walnuts, 1 packet of baking powder, 100 ml of sunflower oil, 250 ml of dark beer, 180 g of caster sugar, 3 tablespoons of honey, 2 eggs, 370 g of semi-rough flour, cinnamon, lemon peel shavings

Mix the flour with the baking powder, a pinch of salt, ground cinnamon and the lemon peel shavings. Add the ground walnuts, eggs, honey-sweetened beer and oil. Rub fat along the inside of your sponge cake form, sprinkle the sides with flour and pour in your dough. Bake in your oven, pre-heated to 180 °C, for approx. 45 minutes. Once baked, carefully remove the cake and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar.


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