Rastika (english: Collard greens, collards; lat. Brassica oleracea) soup or stew is traditional food in southern Croatia and Herzegovina.
Rastika - Croatian Collard Greens Soup
- 1 kg collard greens
- 300 g prosciutto dry pork ribs or other smoked dry meat
- 3-4 potatoes cubed
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 bouillon cubes
- 1-2 tsp paprika
- salt pepper
Cook dry meat in a pot of boiling water.
Cut collard greens into larger ribbons, blanch in boiling water for about 3 minutes and drain.
In a large saucepan, sautee onion. Add drained collard greens, chopped garlic, potatoes, salt, pepper, dried sliced cooked meats and the bouillon cube. Add some water left over from cooking dry meat. Cook until collard / rastika is tender.
Hi! Just wondering two things – 1. what is dried meat and 2. Are the potatoes cooked before ?
Thank you very much!
1. Dry meat is same as smoked meat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoked_meat
2. No, potatoes are not cooked before. They are just peeled and cubed and put into pot with remaining ingredients.
I’m croation and we put rice sometimes or red potatoes