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czech topinka bread recipe

Topinka – Czech Fried Garlic Bread

An easy recipe for fried bread, generously rubbed with garlic. Czech original.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Czech
Keyword fried bread, garlic bread, topinka
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2


  • 4-8 slices of dense bread for example wheat rye bread
  • pork lard
  • 6 cloves of garlic peeled
  • salt


  • Heat up the lard / oil in a pan to medium temperature.
  • Put bread slices into the oil and fry them until their lower side turns golden brown.
  • Flip the bread and fry the other side.
  • Take the finished topinka out of the oil, rub with a clove of garlic and salt.


Serve immediately, topinka tastes best right from the pan.
Well done topinka is golden brown and crispy.