Another classic Czech recipe…Dill Gravy / Koprova omacka Another classic Czech recipe…Dill Gravy / Koprova omacka | Czechmatediary

Another classic Czech recipe…Dill Gravy / Koprova omacka

dill sauce with poatoes. google image

Dill is not a common ingredient in an American kitchen. Yet the Czechs love to cook with it. And it smells sooo good!!! Dill Gravy is probably the most famous dill recipe from the “Czech pot”. So enjoy!!!

PS: the recipe comes from an old Czech cookbook so bear with my awkward translation at times…


  1. 1/2 cup fresh chopped dill
  2. 2 Tbs. of butter
  3. 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  4. 2 cups of cold chicken stock
  5. 1/2 cup of sour cream
  6. 2 Tbs. of flour
  7. 2 Tbs. of vinegar (or lemon juice)
  8. salt, pepper, sugar to taste


  • Make “jiska”:

    • melt butter on a pan and add chopped onion; cook until bubbly and onion has a translucent look to it.

    • while stirring, gradually add flour and stir for about 30 sec. more, until butter stops bubbling

  • Remove from heat

  • While stirring, gradually add chicken stock

  • simmer for about 10 minutes

  • Add in fresh dill and vinegar

  • Add sugar and salt to taste

  • Add sour-cream
  • Simmer for 5 more minutes

Serve over hard-boiled eggs and slow-cooked beef with dumplings or potatoes. Hmmm……….!!!!:)

By the way if you are looking for a good Czech cookbook yourself, this is a great one:

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