Šampita is a traditional Slovenian dish that is typically served as a starter or main course. It is made with potato and bacon, and is often served with a side of bread.


-4 large potatoes
-200g of bacon
-1 onion
-1 tablespoon of flour
-1 tablespoon of butter
-Salt and pepper to taste


1. Peel and chop the potatoes into small pieces.

2. Cut the bacon into small pieces.

3. Peel and chop the onion.

4. In a large pot, fry the bacon and onion until the bacon is crispy.

5. Add the potatoes and fry for a few minutes until they are coated in the bacon fat.

6. Add the flour and butter and stir well.

7. Add enough water to cover the potatoes.

8. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through.

9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Potential changes & improvements

-You could add other vegetables to the dish, such as carrots or celery.
-If you want a more traditional Slovenian dish, you could add some sour cream to the finished šampita.

What other food it works well with

Šampita goes well with a side of bread, as well as a green salad.

Common Mistakes

-One common mistake is to not fry the potatoes long enough in the bacon fat. This will result in a less flavourful dish.
-Another mistake is to add too much water to the pot. The potatoes should be covered, but there should not be too much water.

Nutritional Information

-Šampita is a high-carbohydrate dish.
-It is also high in fat, due to the bacon.



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