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[VIDEO] Croatian Recipes: Francuska Salata


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Croatian TV chef Almo Čatlak this year completed 10 years of his cooking show ‘TV-kuhanja’ (TV-cooking). Čatlak’s show, which shows viewers how to prepare a meal from start to finish in a 3-4 minute clip, was broadcast on Croatian TV for the past decade. In that period Čatlak has produced over 2,000 videos.


French Salad


Although not a Croatian dish, French Salad is a festive-season must in most households in Croatia. Known also as a Olivier or Russian salad, it is a traditional salad dish in Russian cuisine and is served especially during New Year’s Eve celebrations there.

Ingredients – Serves 8

Peas – 450g
Mayonnaise – 450g
Potatoes – 400g
Carrots – 400g
Gherkins – 200g
Eggs – 3 (hard-boiled)
Celery root – 150g
Apple – 1
Cream – 100g
Mustard – 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice – 20ml
White pepper


1. Dice all the vegetables and hard-boiled eggs
2. In a pot with water put in the carrots and celery root, add salt and cook for 10 minutes
3. Then add into the pot the frozen peas, diced skinned apple and cook for a further 5 minutes
4. In a bowl put in the mayonnaise, add mustard, cream and mix well
5. Drain the cooked carrots, peas, celery root and apples and put in a bowl you will serve the salad in. Add the mayonnaise, mustard and cream mixture
6. Add then the diced gherkins, hard-boiled eggs and cooked potatoes and mix well
7. Add salt, white pepper and little bit of lemon juice and mix again
8. Let it cool, put in the fridge to cool further and then serve

Goes great with white wine!

Watch how it is made below:

You can see the original recipe in Croatian here

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