Okay, this really isn’t a food per se, but it deserves to be on this Balkan dish list as it is a staple of the Balkans food chain. Think of ajvar to the Balkans cuisine as what pesto is to Italian cooking.
Ajvar is served with almost any meaty order at restaurants, including fish, and you will find a large variety of ajvar brands and flavors at any market throughout the region. The original ajvar flavor consists of mainly roasted red peppers and garlic.
These small dough pieces are filled with a sweet or savory filling and then deep-fried. And, of course, they are among the most favorite snacks in the country.
Kajmak is just a spread, sort of like firm butter or cheese, served with some bread as an appetizer or used in various recipes just as cream would be used.
Ćevapčići, also known as ćevapi, is by far and away the essential staple of any Balkans cuisine, and you can try different forms of it in almost any country you travel to.
Sucuk yumurta is a breakfast dish you’ll often find as part of a traditional Turkish breakfast. You might also find sucuk served alone or on bread (sucuk ekmek).