Minced lard and other spreads
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Minced lard is a spread made from roasted or smoked pork fat, which is seasoned with salt, pepper and other spices. In Styria and Prlekija, a very popular dish is home-made bread spreaded with minced lard and sprinkled with onions (‘lük’). Minced lard is also a domestic preservative for storing and ripening meat in ‘tünka’.
A very common and homemade spread is also pate, which is made from homemade meat, roasted onions, garlic, spices and liver. In addition, each homestead has some added secret spice to make the spread unique.
The spice that is very characteristic of Austrian and Slovenian Styria region is horseradish. Horseradish is a plant that is healing for the whole body, but it is not used much in trendy cuisine due to its intense taste. It can be offered as an independent side dish to any savory dish, and in Slovenske Gorice you can try it in combination with sour cream, which softens the hot taste of horseradish.