Re: Houbový svíteck and Kuba
- --- In TexasCzechs@y..., Susan Rektorik Henley <srektorikh@j...>
> I am researching Czech Christmas customs and I found a referencethat
> said that: "Everywhere was kuba, which was prepared from grouts,wild
> mushrooms and garlic."<---------SNIP---------->
> I would like to hear anything anyone knows about Houbovýsvíteck and
> kuba.I guess there are regional differences. My mother always made kuba
for Christmas dinner. It was not served as a poultry stuffing, but
rather as a side dish. Here is the recipe as she remembers it: (She
is 94 now and came from the Plzen area of Bohemia back in 1922).
Kuba is a traditional Czech barley and mushroom casserole dish
served at Christmas dinner.
1-1/2 cups dried mushrooms 1 box barley
1 onion 3-4 cloves garlic
1 lb. Bacon 1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper 1 tsp. Marjoram
Wash and soak barley overnight. Cook, strain and rinse barley
according to instructions on box. Wash, chop, and cook the dried
mushrooms in water until soft. Chop and fry onion until tender. Chop
and fry 1 pound of bacon. Press garlic cloves and add to the fried
bacon. Add salt, pepper and Marjoram. Mix all of the ingredients
together and place into a greased baking dish. Pre-heat oven to
and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Houbovy svitek, according to my Slovnik, it translates to mushroom
pancake. Here I am just guessing, but mushrooms in the Czech
grow to a rather large size, as they do in the Northern U.S. (About
6-8 inches in diameter.) When we lived up north, mother would pick
mushrooms in the forest, slice, batter and fry them in a skillet.
resembled pancakes, about what our fried eggplant looks like.
Delicious! But, we never used the term houbovy svitek, so it's just