If you dare to pronounce that “C” word (or rather the “CH” word as “CH” is an actual letter in the Czech alphabet) in front of a Czech/Slovak person you will probably witness an immediate “Pavlov-dogs” reaction, meaning that after just a few seconds their mouth will begin to water profusely, they may also start to drool really bad. Why? Because what a good cheeseburger means to an American, chlebicky are to a Czech. Chlebicky are Czech-style, open-faced sandwiches, but more exciting than the traditional American sandwich. What do you find in a sandwich? Ham, cheese, slice of tomato, and a peace of lettuce – very exciting, indeed (not!)! But chlebicky can be topped with pretty much anything under the sun…no strict rules there! There is however the traditional variation on this recipe which I will be presenting today:
- 1 Sliced French Bread/Baguette
Spread (pick any of these options)
- A/ Butter
- B/ Potato salad (click here for the recipe)
- C/ Egg spread
PS: to make the Egg spread: Mix together following diced up ingredients: 4 hard-boiled eggs, fresh chives, about 3 slices of ham, and about 2 Tbs of mayonnaise; season with salt and pepper.
Toppings (you don’t have to use all of them)
- 1/4 lb sliced up ham, turkey of chicken
- 1/4 lb sliced hard salami
- 1/4 lb sliced cheese (Swiss, Jack, Provolone..)
- sliced sweet pickles (cut them up lengthwise)
- ~ 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
- Seasonings: paprika, parsley
- Top every slice of bread with a spread of your choice ; IMPORTANT: lay it on thick with a fork or a spoon – do not try to press the spread down, leave it on nice and fluffy)
- Top with 1 slice each of the toppings listed above
- Sprinkle with paprika and parsley
- And let the party begin!
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