Muffins recipes

National dish of Montenegro

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  • Independence: 3. 6. 2006
  • Capital: Podgorica
  • Official language: Montenegrin
  • Population: 625 266
  • Area: 13 812 km2
  • International code: ME
  • Currency: Euro (€)
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  • 400g. Kukuričná
  • 1 liter. voda
  • Soľ
  • Olej
Kačamak is national food (dish) of Montenegro


Put water in a deep bowl, bring to the boil, add salt and gradually add the corn flour, stirring continuously to avoid lumps. The mash should be medium thick. Cook for half an hour and when cooked pour over with hot fat or oil. You can add potatoes, cheese, hot pepper or kaymak. Serve with yogurt or sour milk.


Montenegrin cuisine is a result of Montenegro's long history. It is a variation of Mediterranean and Oriental. The most influence is from Italy, Turkey, Byzantine Empire/Greece, and as well from Hungary. Montenegrin cuisine also varies geographically; the cuisine in the coastal area differs from the one in the northern highland region. The coastal area is traditionally a representative of Mediterranean cuisine, with seafood being a common dish, while the northern represents more the Oriental.

The dish is made of cornmeal. Potatoes, white cheese or kaymak are sometimes added. Similar to the Abkhazian abısta, Adige mamıs, Italian polenta and Romanian mămăligă, it is prepared by boiling the mixture until it is thick or runny, depending on taste, and then mashing while the pot is still on the fire. Although it was once regarded as a poor man's food, it has grown into the everyday cuisine and is often found in restaurants.

In Bulgaria it is traditionally served with heated lard or sunflower oil with small amounts of browned paprika or hot pepper. Often cracklings or sirene are added to extend the taste. In Montenegro, kacamak is made ​​from old potatoes that are crushed and old cheese (not feta) until a thick mass is formed and made and then served. It is usually served with minced meat roasted in butter, boiled grape juice, milk, plain yogurt, honey, sour cream or sometimes with bacon.

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