My Grandmother’s Traditional Serbian Cooked Bread and Cheese. Authentic Recipe of Popara.

Agoralia Recipes Traditional Authentic Dishes v017

Things to know about Popara Recipe

Popara is a dish made out of old bread, water, and cheese. Sounds like an unusual combination, but it is surprisingly tasty. Popara was a dish for poor people back in the old days because everyone had the ingredients necessary to make it. That’s why it was a shame to bring it out in front of your guests. Now it is almost forgotten, only the elders know how to make it. The name comes from pouring boiling water over the bread. Popara is a great dish for busy people because you can always toast the bread that you have, doesn’t matter how old it is (It shouldn’t be moldy of course!), cook it in water, and add cheese.


Agoralia Recipes Traditional Authentic Dishes v017

My Grandmother’s Traditional Serbian Cooked Bread and Cheese. Authentic Recipe of Popara.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Попара
User submitted Recipe
5 from 1 vote

— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Main Cooking Method Boiled, Boiled (Poaching)
Occasional Cooking Kids Enjoy Eating Recipes

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Servings 4 Portions
Calories / Serving 370 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 6 slices Bread
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 150 grams (5.29 oz) Cottage Cheese
  • 70 grams (2.47 oz) Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 300 ml (10.14 floz) Water Hot

Instructions
 

  • Cut the bread into bite-sized pieces and coat it with oil.
  • Put it on the baking sheet and toast it in the oven at 100°C/212°F until golden brown.
  • In a pot, layer half of the bread, cheese, and butter, then the rest of the bread. Season with salt.
  • Pour boiling water over the bread and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  • When it is done put the lid on the pot and let it cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

NOTES

  • If you change the ingredient’s measurements, make sure that the ratio between the bread and the water is 1:2.
  • If the bread absorbs all the water, just pour some more over it so there is more water than the bread.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 9gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 1014mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 491IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Popara Recipe, Traditional Serbian Cooked Bread and Cheese, Попара
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