Bela krajina filling (Belokranjski nadev)

Bela krajina filling (“fuline”) is a typical Easter dish from Bela krajina. “Fuline” was also often prepared as a side dish when the farm workers were busy in the fields or in the vineyards. It can be served as a separate dish with a fresh seasonal salad. It can also be used as a stuffing for chicken, pork chops and veal.


  • 40 dag of dry bread

  • 5–6 eggs

  • 30 dag of cooked smoked ham

  • (you can increase or decrease

  • the amount)

  • parsley

  • 1 onion

  • a small amount of fat


Slice the bread and ham into small cubes. Fry the onion in the fat and add it to the bread and ham cubes. Beat the eggs and use them to soak the bread. Add parsley. Form a loaf with a 7–10 cm diameter by hand and wrap it in greased baking paper. Bake the filling for about 20–25 minutes at a temperature of 180 ˚C. Slice the baked filling and serve it warm with a fresh salad.