Saturday, January 26, 2008

How to make Jota

I've already written some recipes for recovery soups but this one is really special. Jota is Slovenian soup that can make you whole again after long night partying and also one of my favorite dishes. Well, to be honest I'm not completely sure it's Slovenian but if it's not...we really should claim it, steal the recipe and patent it like we did with Macedonian Ajvar.

Jota is one of those magic dishes that make you feel better even though you're not really sure why. Traditionally is it made with meat but I assure you it is just as delicious without it, It is all about the cabbage. So here is a recipe for vegetarian Jota - those of you meat lovers will probably want to add some smoked pork into it. Recipe is for 4 persons or one really huge Jota fan :)

You will need:
  • 500 gr sauerkraut,
  • 250 gr of cooked beans (you can soak dry ones and cook them but canned beans will also do),
  • 1 - 2 potatoes,
  • half an onion,
  • 2 cloves of garlic,
  • 3 bay leafs,
  • oil,
  • flour,
  • water,
  • Vegeta,
  • paprika spice
  • salt and pepper.
Boil cabbage for about half an hour and boil the potatoes separately. After half an hour add salt, pepper, cooked potatoes beans, a table spoon of Vegeta and bay leafs.

Chop onion and garlic, heat up the oil, add a tablespoon of flour and stir it for a minute or two. Then add chopped onion, garlic and half a spoon of paprika spice.

Add all to Jota and cook for few more minutes... and enjoy your meal.


Anonymous said...

še en recept za joto



Cherry said...

ms - thanks :)

Štrudl said...

Mmm... mi že krul... Ko boš naslednjič delala joto, bi se povabil.

Cherry said...

štrudl - komot - v nasprotnem primeru jo namreč jem cem teden :)

Truefaith1963 said...

več česen češnja!!

I have translated your anthem, though you may not recognize it, and left you the link for the site

Truefaith1963 said...

sorry I forgot to say

vi ste izreči dobrodošlico ostati s svoj kozel poljuben čas

Cherry said...

justin, thanks for the translation on anthem it's hilarious :D

and also thanks for warm welcome for me and my goat :D. I'll make sure to get one before I come to visit

Eppy said...

Prosim, prosim, vse lahko, samo ne vegete v joto, ne, resno, aaaaa, boli

Cherry said...

pravzaprav je mil Evo-mix, kar je pretty much the same :)

Žal, pri meni gre vegeta skor v vsako juhco :)

jotaeater said...


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d-mashina said...

Zaradi tega posta sem od mojega dragega včeraj zahteval (in tudi dobil) joto za kosilo. Je namreč na bolniški in ima čas, da paca v kuhinji. Res fina zadeva tale jota. Zraven pa še pol kranjske klobase, za desert pa gibanica. Pravo Slovensko Kosilo.

Cherry said...

hehehe, torej gre ljubezen res skozi želodec ;)

Jota je zakon. Najboljše pri njej pa je to, da je še boljša, po par dnevih stanja.