Karadjordjeva steak, rolled pork steak stuffed with home made cream or cheese

Karadjordjeva Steak – Traditional Stuffed Pork Rolls

Konstantin Dragas

Konstantin Dragas

Konstantin Dragas is the Local Contributing Writer at Global Storybook (Belgrade, Serbia).
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The Karadjordjeva steak (traditional stuffed pork rolls) is certainly one of the most famous Serbian specialties.  It was named after Karadjordje, who was a Serbian leader of the first national uprising.  Hence, you must try this dish whenever you come to Serbia, or another nearby country in the Balkans.

Karadjordjeva steak is an integral part of almost every restaurant’s menu in the Balkans.  So if you don’t try this dish – it’s like you’ve never even here at all!  Luckily, this meal is also very easy to prepare at home.  And, it is equally perfect for special occasions and simple family gatherings.

What ingredients would you need to prepare a Karadjordjeva Steak?

A basic recipe for 4 people:

  • 4 large pork chops or veal cutlets
  • Kajmak (best to have a homemade kajmak, but you can also get one from a store)
  • vegeta, salt, pepper
  • 2-3 eggs
  • flour
  • bread crumb

Karadjordjeva steak, rolled pork steak stuffed with home made cream or cheeseHow to prepare the Karadjordjeva steak:

1. Beat the chop pieces with a meat hammer to make them as thin as possible.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper to each steak piece, followed by a bit of kajmak.  If the kajmak is soft, you can smear it over the entire surface of the chop and if it’s hard, then simply place it in the middle of each piece (and it will certainly melt later).

2. After you add the kajmak, cut the steak pieces carefully and firmly so that the lateral ends bend inwards.

3. Now, dip each steak slice into the flour first, followed by the eggs, and then by the bread crumbs.  Fry the pieces in a pan, pre-filled and pre-heated with deep, hot oil, until they turn brown on all sides.

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4. Serve the steak with tartar sauce, mashed potatoes or even French fries.

P.S. This is one of my personal favorite recipes, and I am sure that it will quickly become yours as well!  Enjoy!

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