Zagreb steak & pea risotto

I love Zagreb, it’s where I was born, where I learned how to drive a bicycle, where I had my first birthday party and where I’m still living and spending days studying for my Bachelor’s degree in Robotics & Mechatronics. Zagreb has a lot of beautiful places and hidden spots, where you can find great food and drinks and have a great time with friends.


One of my favorite.. you’ll probably notice that I have a lot of favorite dishes,the fact is that I don’t want to get tied to just one cause there are so many more dishes from all over the world I haven’t tried so far.. as I was saying, one of my favorite dishes originally from Croatia is Zagreb steak – filled with ham & cheese.


Preparation: 25 min                                  Cook time: 35 min                                  Servings: 6


  • 6 pork schnitzels
  • 6 slices ham
  • 6 slices cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 150 g flour
  • 250 g bread crumbs
  • 350 g rice
  • 300 g peas
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1,7 l vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese, grated


How to

  1. Take the schnitzels and beat them until thin and wide. Season with salt. Place a piece of ham and a piece of cheese on the beaten schnitzel and fold it in a pillow shape. First place the folded schnitzel in flour, then in egg and milk mixture and finish of by covering it in bread crumbs.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pan. Simmer onion and peas for 5 to 10 min. Add rice and 1,7 l of vegetable stock. Cook rice until soft and serve it with grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Fry the Zagreb steaks over low heat so it doesn’t end up raw. Cook until golden and crispy.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. BeaFreitas says:

    Ohhhh very lovely !!

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  2. What a beautiful dish! I wish it were on our table today! And love the pictures and descriptions of Zagreb. Would love to visit there someday…

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    1. chefkreso says:

      You should, Zagreb is very beautiful, especially in Christmas, did you know it was the best Christmas destination in Europe last year, and it is probably going to be this year too! 🙂


      1. Hoping you put up Christmas pictures!! Does it snow??

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      2. chefkreso says:

        Not yet, but any day now it will snow, I will put in one of my future posts photos of Zagreb in Christmas decorations 🙂


      3. Looking forward to it!

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  3. My family and I love Zagreb Steak. We call it Cordon Bleu in Switzerland:)

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Yes I know Cordon Bleu, we call the same thing here but with chicken !

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      1. It is very popular in restaurants in Switzerland-not so much here in Canada. I like it with chicken as well:)

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  4. You know I love risotto, don’t you?! 🍓

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Who doesn’t love risotto 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Exactly! I can tell you are very wise indeed! 🌟✨💫

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    The dish looks wonderful and I love the pictures!

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