<Back to Slovakia Homepage

Bryndzove Halusky – Recipes from Slovakia

Bryndzové Halušky – potato dumplings with bryndza sheep cheese and bacon – is one of the national dishes in Slovakia. This hearty meal consists of halušky (boiled  potato dough) and bryndza (a soft sheep cheese), optionally sprinkled with cooked bits of smoked pork fat/bacon.


  • 2-3 Potatoes
    Flour 4-5 tbsp
    1 egg


Peel potatoes and finely shred them.
Add egg and flour. Make a dough that is not too tough but not to watery. You may use more or less flour or add a little bit of water if it is too tough.
Add 1 tsp of salt.
Boil water w 2 tbsp of salt. use teaspoon to drop a little bit of the dough into the boiling water. Be sure the water is always boiling.
When halusky are done they will float on top of the water, Pick them out with a strainer.
1 package of Feta Cheese and 3/4 of a pack of cream cheese, and 3-4 tbsp of milk.
Heat everything together. Mix all the time. When it starts to boil, remove from the heat.
Cut up little pieces of bacon and fry them. Serve halusky with the cheese sauce on top and sprinkle with the bacon pieces.