Serbia -Soup or Main
Serbian Tripe

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  • 1 Kilo tripe
  • a few peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves or 2 cloves of garlic
  • salt or Vegeta (obtainable in Serbian shops)
  • ½ kilo onions
  • 2 tabs of butter or oil for frying
  • ground black pepper
  • powdered red paprika
  • 2 more bay leaves
  • 1 tab tomato puree
  • 1 tab vinegar


  • place the whole piece of tripe into a pot with the peppercorns, bay leaves, garlic and season with Vegeta or salt.
  • cover with water and boil until tripe is tender.Remove tripe when cool and slice into fingers.
  • chop the onions finely and fry until golden.
  • into a saucepan place the tripe, the fried onions, ground pepper, bay leaves, paprika to taste and cook slowly to reduce liquid.
  • add crushed garlic, some of the water in which the tripe was boiled and some dry white wine - not too much liquid.
  • cook a further ten minutes. Before serving add the tomato puree and vinegar


  • Add more liquid, if serving as a soup.


Submitted by:
Boris Hornjack

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