One of my favorite cities in the world is Prague.
I’ve visited this magnificent city three times, always in the company of my late grandfather, who was born and raised just outside the city. During World War II, while a member of the Czech-English Army, he met and married my (very English) grandmother. They lived the first five or six years after the war in his small village in Czecho, where Grandpa did most of the cooking (as he did throughout their 60 year marriage) – and most of that cooking was good Czech “peasant” food.
Though I know a lot of his recipes and foodie secrets went to the grave with him, his daughter – my mother – managed to learn the tricks of some and share them with me, including this incredibly easy, incredibly satisfying casserole.
Sunkafleky is normally made with ham (sunka) but Mum and I always preferred smoked sausage as a substitute…
- A bag of wide egg noodles (I usually use Light N Fluffy)
- Six eggs
- Half a cup of milk or so
- Salt and pepper
- A package of smoked sausage (I use turkey sausage, myself)
- Parmesan cheese
- Maggi liquid seasoning (optional)
- Pickles (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Boil the bag of egg noodles according to package directions; drain. While they are cooking, whisk together your six eggs and a healthy glug of milk (probably about half a cup or so), as well as salt and pepper. Chop your smoked sausage into bite sized pieces and set aside. Once the noodles are cooked and drained, combine the noodles with the smoked sausage until well mixed – then, pour the egg mixture over the noodles and mix well.
Pour the noodle mixture into a pre-greased casserole dish (I use a 9×12 glass dish) and spread evenly. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Pop into the oven and cook for about 30 minutes, until the custard mixture is fully cooked and you have some of that delicious crispy pasta on top. Cool slightly then serve – the Czechs serve this with pickles in the side, but in our family, we serve this with a healthy dash of Maggi seasoning on top…divine! Enjoy!