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Chevap chi chi (Serbian sausage)

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SLO Feb 22, 2007 02:20 PM

I bought this on Arthur Ave. (Bronx, NY) I know it's supposed to be grilled ... any suggestions for what to serve with it? Anyone know what it's made of?

TIA

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    glutton Feb 22, 2007 04:04 PM

    When I have ordered this at Serbian restaurants, it has typically been served with tons of sliced raw onions, some tomatoes, some hearty bread, and beer. It's wonderful...

    1. v
      venera Feb 22, 2007 05:13 PM

      Yum, cevapcici!

      Yes, raw onion, bread, and beer are definitely traditional accompaniments. I prefer the onions diced.

      Other things that go well:

      --Cabbage salad (green cabbage, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper)
      --Roasted sweet red peppers--try roasting/charring a hot pepper, like a serrano, too. :)
      --Shopska salad: onion, tomato, cukes, banana pepper, feta

      Also, some parts of the Balkan serve cevapcici with "bukovska piper." It's dried, roasted, crushed red pepper. You can have this hot or mild. You literally take a cooked cevap and dunk it, coating it in the pepper. It offsets the meat perfectly.

      Technically a cevap isn't a sausage. It's more like a lula kabob---minced/ground meat that's shaped like a log and then grilled (sans skewer).

      Raise a glass of beer and say "Ziveli!" :) Enjoy 'em. They're great.

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