Indulge your taste buds in a culinary journey through the heart of Balkans with delectable uštipci. These traditional fried dough delights, celebrated for their airy texture and irresistible flavor, stand as a testament to the rich culinary heritage of the region. Referred to also as peksimeti in Bosnia, fritule in Croatia, and miške in Slovenia, these golden nuggets encapsulate the essence of Balkan cuisine.


Made from a simple yet harmonious blend of flour, water, yeast, and a pinch of salt, these fried dough bites are a crispy and golden delight that captures the essence of Balkans cuisine.


Whether enjoyed as a breakfast treat, a snack, or a sweet ending to a meal, uštipci promise a symphony of flavors. Uštipci are often served with a variety of accompaniments, ranging from local honey and homemade jams to creamy cheeses.

Try them at Nanina Kuhinja Sarajevo

Uštipci with buckwheat flour


Uštipci made of buckwheat flour are also increasingly popular. These gluten-free nibbles offer a healthy twist, packed with the goodness of fibre, minerals and herbal compounds.

Try them at Pizza Restaurant Nišići

Hercegovački uštipci


While uštipci are generally bite-sized, reflecting a common size across regions, there’s a unique Hercegovina variation known as “Hercegovački uštipci,” which can be notably larger. Made with a simple batter of flour, water, salt, and a touch of loza, these elongated or oval-shaped fritters are fried to golden perfection. Enjoy them on their own or accompanied by cheese, cold cuts, prosciutto, kulen, or yogurt, making them a versatile snack or bread alternative.


Try them at Hajdučke vrleti

Immerse yourself in the culinary wonders of Hercegovački uštipci at Hajdučke vrleti Blidinje and savor the distinct taste of “uštipci s lučnicom.”

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