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Kranjska klobasa – The Kranjska Sausage

14. 8. 2014

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Meat-based dishes - other

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Slovenia

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Kranjska klobasa (Kranjska sausage) is a typical Slovenian meat product. This kind of sausage is mentioned in the beginning of the 19th century as the product of a butcher in Upper Carniola. Eventually it spread across all Slovenian territory. Recipes for preparing Kranjska sausage are well-known from the second part of the 19th century.

It is a pasteurized meat product, made of coarsely ground pork meat and pig bacon (neck, back, thighs). Kranjska sausage is seasoned with garlic and pepper. The filling is stuffed into thin hog casings and formed in pairs linked with a wooden skewer. The sausages are hot smoked and heat-cured. Kranjska klobasa is one of the most recognized Slovenian meat products at home and abroad, it is a very popular culinary specialty in tourist farms and catering industry. Kranjska klobasa is served warm, boiled in hot water for few minutes which results in its specific taste. As a side dish to the warm sausages sour cabbage or turnip, mustard and horseradish are often served. But you can enjoy a cold sausage as part of cold cuts, for example for Easter.

 
Locality Britof, Upper Carniola, Slovenia
Time All year
History (cyclicality) Since early 19th century
Organizer Local people
Realisation team Local people
Target group Not identified (all people)
Traditional culture elements Traditional meat product, conservation of pork meat, culinary tradition
Ethnographic criterion Kranjska klobasa (Kranjska sausage) is a typical Slovenian meat product of a traditional shape, colour and traditional taste. This kind of sausage is mentioned in the beginning of the 19th century as the product of a butcher in Upper Carniola.
Environmental criterion Pork meat and products from this kind of meat are very typical for Slovenian agriculture and food culture. Geographical circumstances in Slovenian regions are very convenient for growing pigs.
Cultural-historical criterion Pork meat and bacon have been very important in Slovenian food culture for centuries. Kranjska sausage is typical meat product; its preparation is based on traditional recipes from the second part of the 19th century.
Aesthetic criterion N/A
Ethical criterion Kranjska sausage is very rich in calories and unhealthy.
Psychological criterion Promotion of Kranjska sausage supports interest in Slovenian meat products.

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