Pea soup is one of the most traditional Christmas meals in the Czech Republic, served as a smaller appetizer portion before main courses. It is unbelievably delicious and easy to prepare. In this class, we’ll be preparing pea soup alongside a little bit more modern Czech Christmas meal, Schnitzel with homemade potato salad.
Schnitzel originated in Italy and by the mid-19th century got to Vienna, the capital of the Austrian Empire. The Viennese removed the traditional use of Parmesan and made a few other changes to the original recipe, and the traditional Viennese schnitzel was born. Because the Czech and Slovak Republics were once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this dish remains popular in the Czech Republic’s culinary culture. The Czech name for this meal is “Řízek”, and is commonly prepared from chicken, pork, or veal.
As a side dish, we are going to prepare Czech potato salad totally from scratch.
Note: Suitable for vegetarians – simply replace the schnitzel with fried cheese.