The traditional farmer’s “Jause” (snack platter of cold meats and cheese) developed into the popular “Brettljause” which, as the name suggests, is served on a wooden board. The Brettljause is a hearty snack which usually includes various cold meats and hams as well as accompaniments such as gherkins or pickled onions. This dish is traditionally served in Austrian farm or wine taverns.

Metainformationen

Ingredients

  • 1 slice Presswurst (similar to a pork, scalded sausage) (thinly sliced)
  • 2 slices pork roast (cold or caraway roast, thinly sliced)
  • 3 slices of black pudding (thinly sliced)
  • 2 slices of cured and smoked pork (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 bell pepper (red, chopped into strips)
  • 1/4 bell pepper (yellow, chopped into strips)
  • 1/4 bell pepper (green, chopped into strips)
  • 1/2 gherkin
  • horseradish (fresh)
  • 1 onion (red)
  • 1 slice of cucumber
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 dollop of Verhackertes (bread spread out of chopped smoked bacon)
  • a little Liptauer (cheese spread)
  • parsley (to garnish)

Directions for Brettljause

  1. Thinly slice the various cold meats and hams and arrange on a wooden board.
  2. Chop pepper and gherkin into thin strips, finely grate the horseradish, peel onion and chop into thin rings. Boil egg until it is hard and slice.
  3. Place bread spreads on the side of the board and garnish with the vegetables, horseradish, parsley and egg.

GOES WELL WITH Bauernbrot (farmer’s bread) or crunchy Kürbiskernbrot.

It’s particularly tasty, crunchy and just can’t be beaten on taste: Austrian Bauernbrot.
Once you’ve taken a bite of our Austrian Bauernbrot, you’ll never want to try another! It’s particularly tasty, crunchy and just can’t be beaten on taste!
Kürbiskernbrot not only tastes deliciously crispy but it also has a aromatic flavour thanks to the seeds.
Nothing beats fresh crusty bread, does it? Austrian Kürbiskernbrot not only tastes deliciously crispy but it also has a aromatic flavour thanks to the seeds.

TIP

Serve the cold meat platter with your favourite meats. Traditionally, the Brettljause is also served with spreads. Our favorites in austria: Egg Spread and Liptauer Spread.

Egg spread is one of the all-time spread classics in Austria and perfect for leftover hard-boiled eggs.
Egg Spread is one of the all-time spread classics in Austria. It will enhance all breads and is also perfect for using up any leftover hard-boiled eggs.
Liptauer is a spicy Austrian spread made from curd cheese and paprika powder.
The most classic Austrian accompaniment for bread and cold meats is Liptauer Spread – a typical ingredient of any farm or wine tavern menu.

HISTORY BOX

A typical Austrian Jause is best enjoyed in a “Buschenschank” – an establishment which is based on a decree by Emperor Franz Josef II of 1784 whereby farmers/vineyard owners were allowed to serve their produce (drinks and meals). The decree stated that farmers are allowed to serve and sell all their produce such as wine or cider at all times of the year. Since then, the Brettljause has become an established part of typical Austrian cuisine. Today, the cold snack platter is not only served in inns and restaurants but has also become popular in homes where people like to have it for supper.

Bauernschmaus – pork belly, smoked meat, frankfurters, dumplings and sauerkraut – is real down to earth and hearty Austrian fare.
Bauernschmaus (farmer’s feast) – pork belly, smoked meat, sausages, dumplings and sauerkraut – is real down to earth and hearty Austrian fare.