Traditional buckwheat mush with an egg 'topper'

Traditional buckwheat mush with an egg 'topper'

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January 13, 2021
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Category Main
Country Slovenia
Usage Egg Main
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins
Ready-in 0 mins
Yields 4 people
Skill Level Easy


300g buckwheat flour Approx.
0.5l water
Ingredients for the ‘topper’:
4 eggs
1 spoonful of rape seed oil

Nutritional Table

Energy 375.00
Protein 17.00 g
Lipids 3.50 g
Carbohydrate 54.00 g
Cholesterol 259.00 mg
Sodium 81.00 mg
Phosphate 381.00 mg

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Cooking Method


  1. First boil the water in a small pan. While the water is boiling, pour the buckwheat flour into a Teflon or cast-iron pan and sauté for roughly 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Then gradually incorporate the boiling water into the fried flour, again stirring constantly.
  3. Continue until the mixture is thick and has broken up into smaller pieces. To make the ‘topper’, start by heating up the spoonful of oil in a pan.
  4. Then crack the 4 eggs into a cup, whisk them together and pour into the heated pan. Stir gently until cooked.
  5. Spoon a serving of buckwheat mush onto a plate or into a bowl, finishing the dish with the scrambled egg ‘topper’.

Origins and Traditions

Each region has its own way of cooking this meal. One of the most common ways comes from the Gorenjska region where they pour in the flour to be cooked in boiling water. However, this method does require some skill. The Koroška region method is much simpler and the end result is just as tasty.

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