Lokse Recipe (Slovakian Potato Pancakes or Tortillas)

Made with the help of potato dough, lokse is a tasty thin Slovakian pancake. The dish resembles tortillas found in Slovakia to a great extent. Any Christmas celebration is incomplete in a Slovakian house if there is no lokse present.

When the holidays hit Slovakia, it is easy to find this dish everywhere in the various markets.

This dish is cheap and easy to prepare, but it is certainly very delicious.

Ingredients you need

You only need a very small number of ingredients in order to have this mouthwatering dish on the table. First of all, you need six potatoes. Then, you should keep aside a cup of flour. Other than that, you need oil and salt.

Cooking method

Cooking lokse is quite easy. You can prepare it very well within just about 30 minutes even if you are a beginner.

The following steps will help you:

  1. Take the potatoes in their unpeeled state
  2. Boil them for a while, just enough so that you can put a fork inside the skin and peel it off gently
  3. Take a small container and add one cup of flour and a bit of salt; prepare a dough with the help of the ingredients
  4. Now, get your cooking board and spread flour on it
  5. On the floured board, take the dough mixture and roll it into a tube structure, having a diameter of 2 or 3 inches
  6. Slice the roll into 1 inch pieces
  7. Get each piece covered with flour and then tap the same to remove any extra flour layer
  8. Roll the pieces in pancake style, and make them about 1 or 2 millimeters thick
  9. Bake each piece on a frying pan that is ungreased; you can also use a hot plate or a wood burning stove for the purpose
  10. Bake both the side till each piece looks done
  11. Once the pieces are done, grease a single side with the help of oil

How to serve

When it comes to serving your pancakes, you can sprinkle powdered sugar and ground poppy seeds on them. Many love to fill lokse with the help of bryndza, duck fat, or goose liver, too!

Actually, there are many different ways of serving the dish, and every way is right. You just need to find the one that suits you the most and makes your taste buds pop.