Recipes for drowning not only from sausages. Perfect for beer!

Our traditional drowning people are all over the Czech Republic.

It is not only among pub delicacies to go with beer, but it can also often fill you up at home.

Try the recipes for the best pickled delicacies that will make men kiss your hands.

The best rolled salami drowners

Would drowning people thrive in your household? There are many recipes. This one is one of a kind and very tasty.


For the basic marinade:

  • 500 ml of water
  • 250 ml of vinegar
  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 3 balls of allspice
  • 2 balls of pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ hot pepper

To load:

  • 600 g of Slovak rolled salami
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 1 red pepper
  • a piece of dill


  • We prepare the varnish by boiling all the ingredients.
  • Let it cool down
  • Cut the sausage into rounds, the onion into slices and the garlic and pepper as well.
  • Place the sausages on the bottom of the sterilized jam bottle, layer the vegetables on top and continue upwards.
  • Finally, we cover everything with the pickle, which has cooled in the meantime.
  • Let it sit for at least 14 days in a cool place.
Homemade drowning recipe with excellent glaze.

Spicy cheese dips

You will surprise not only vegetarians with a recipe for spicy cheese dips.


  • 5 pieces of ermine cheese
  • 2 red onions
  • full fat mustard
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 hot pepper
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ingredients for the basic pickle


  1. We will prepare the pickle according to the previous recipe.
  2. Cut the onion and garlic into slices.
  3. Cut the cheese in half and slice through.
  4. Spread mustard on the inside and add capsicum and hot pepper cut into strips.
  5. Strengthen with a toothpick.
  6. Place in layers in the jars alternately with the remaining onion, garlic, capsicum and hot peppers.
  7. At the end, pour the warm pickle over everything.
  8. After cooling, let it sit in the fridge for about 5 days.
Pickled ermine as drowned in a mildly spicy pickle.
 TIP: We can use almost any cheese for pickling. Fresh, ripening or mold cheeses are more suitable, but we can pickle semi-hard or hard cheeses as well. We can use Romadur cheese, Olomouc cottage cheese or beer cheese.  

Quick drowners with ketchup

They are really fast. You don’t have to wait two weeks, but you can enjoy it after just 8 hours.


For the pickle:

  • 60 ml of vinegar
  • 60 ml of oil
  • 60 ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 spoons of ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons of full-fat mustard
  • 60 ml of water
  • chili to taste

To load:

  • 600 g of Slovak rolled salami
  • 2 onions


  • We put the ingredients for the pickle in a pot and boil them.
  • Cut the sausages into rounds or slices, depending on how you like it better.
  • Cut the onion into slices.
  • Layer the salami and onion in the glasses and pour the still hot marinade over it.
  • We proceed in this way until we use up everything.
Quick drowning recipe with ketchup.

Recipe for drowning with cabbage

You can also try this slightly spicy version of drowning with sauerkraut. In short, it’s a classic treat to go with beer and good fresh bread.



  • 175 ml of water
  • 350 ml of vinegar
  • 1 and a half spoons of sugar
  • 6 balls of allspice
  • 5 balls of black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon of salt

To load:

  • 8 dumplings
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • chili
  • pepperoni
  • 350 g of white sauerkraut


  • Boil the ingredients for the pickle.
  • Cut the bacon crosswise, put the onion dusted with chili inside.
  • Put spekáček in a glass, add a few slices of onion, hot pepper and cabbage.
  • We repeat the process all the way up.
  • Finally, cover with still warm varnish, just cover the plugs and let them cool.
  • Then we only tighten the lids and we can put them in the fridge and let them sit for 14 days.
Recipe for drowning with cabbage and hot peppers.

As a supply of vitamins for the winter, you can also make homemade sauerkraut . Take a look at how to do it.

Homemade drowning eggs

You can use pickled eggs on sandwiches, cold dishes, or cover with pickled vegetables and drizzle with mayonnaise.


  • 10 pcs of pickled hard-boiled eggs
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 hot peppers
  • 1 piece red meaty pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • basic pickle


  1. Hard-boil the eggs, peel them when they have cooled down
  2. We stack them in a glass, while interspersing the eggs with chopped peppers, onions, hard cherry tomatoes and strips or circles of hot peppers.
  3. Pour the marinade over the eggs, let it cool, and transfer the spices from the marinade into the jars.
  4. We close the container thoroughly, put it in the refrigerator, after 3 days we can consume it.
Spicy pickled drowned eggs.

Utopenci are a common but spicy folk delicacy with a somewhat strange name.

They are mainly offered in pubs, where there is little or no cooking, because its preparation is actually preservation, albeit with a limited shelf life.

In households, they provide a heartier snack or a simple dinner. And why the name drowned? Because the base of sausage or other ingredients is covered with a spicy sour pickle and the ingredients used must always be completely submerged.

Drowning made from minced fish meat and vegetables is also very popular. The best side dish for drowning is homemade bread .

If you are interested in the recipe for pickled ermine , try other variants.

Did they succeed? Which drowning recipe did you like the most? What else do you “drown” in your kitchen? Show off in the comments.

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