Friday, November 03, 2006

Krompirusa, full of artery-clogging carby goodness

I've wanted to learn how to make the Bosnian specialty of potato pita for, like, ever, so I invited my favorite Bosnian teacher to give me and two friends a demo. Here's the scrummy recipe and pics.


2 kilos potatoes
1/2 kilo onions
sea salt/table salt to taste (tbsp +)
black pepper to taste (1/2 tbsp +)
600 grams phyllo dough (pre-prepared and room temperature)
vegetable oil (as needed)
1/2 liter water
salt (to taste)
butter (2 tbsp or to taste)

2 large pans
large, flat surface for phyllo preparation

200 degree Celsius


  • Wash and peel potatoes
  • Place potatoes in large bowl of water
  • Grate onions
  • Grate or cube potatoes
  • Mix onions and potatoes in large container. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drain potato and onion juice
  • Oil the pan
  • Gently roll out a sheet of phyllo dough. Use a knife to cut sheet in half.
  • Dab oil onto the sheet of phyllo with fingertips
  • Dab potato/onion mixture onto phyllo. Do not clump!
  • Roll phyllo sheet and wrap into a loose cinnamon bun shape. (see below)
  • Place pita onto pan
  • Drizzle pita with oil
  • Bake at 200 degrees Celsius until golden brown. (est. time, 30 minutes)
  • While pita is in oven, combine water, salt, and butter in saucepan. Bring to boil.
  • When pita is golden brown, remove from oven and drizzle with water mixture.
  • Return to oven for five minutes.
  • Enjoy!


Blogger montchan said...

Man!!! That sounds yummy!!! Just what I need in a sucky weather like now. CARBS!!!

6:01 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

I'll definitely try that out! Thanks for the recipe.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Maria Lubambo said...

This was an AWESOME afternoon Jacki. Lots of laughs, good wine, a lesson in between and confort food in the end. hahahaha
Can't wait for more... and let's start thinking about Thanksgiving!!

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Tetka Kata said...

Thanks for the great recipe. I can never get my Bosnian friends to measure anything or write it down.

Well done!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Ana said...

Im Croatian and never really knew the right way to make krompir burek. Thanks so much for this post!

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Mhairi said...

This is rhe best recipe Ive found yet. Thanks for posting, I'll definitely be trying it soon :)

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My landlords are Bosnian. my landlady often brings me turkish coffee (just the way I like it :-) ) and Bosnian dishes - the potato pita is one of my favorites! This is well worth making (and now I don't have to wait until she makes it again! :-) )

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Mhairi said...

I dont know if you check this blog anymore, but I just wanted to say thanks for the great recipe! I tried it out with great success and it tasted exactly how I remembered it :D
Thank you!

4:59 PM  

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