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smaženka bread recipe

Smaženka Bread Crumbs Omelet

If you want to try something typical Czech, a really easy recipe, go for smaženka bread crumb omelete! It’s done in a flash as a delicious warm snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine Czech
Keyword bread crumbs, omelet, smaženka bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 slice of rye bread
  • 1 Tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp cold water
  • salt
  • vegetable oil to fry omelet


  • pickles
  • onion
  • yellow mustard
  • sprig of parsley


  • Prepare onion circles. Cut pickles in small pieces.
  • Crack an egg in a shallow bowl, add cold water, and bread crumbs, season with salt. Beat until a frothy mixture is created.
  • In a non-stick pan, melt vegetable oil over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture evenly in pan and fry until the edges are golden. Flip and fry on the other side. It’s quick, if the oil is well heated, each side is in 1 minute done.
  • Spread yellow mustard on the upper side of bread.
  • Place the omelette over the bread, fold it in the middle.
  • Topping: Spread some mustard over omelette, then garnish with onion and pickles. Optional, add a sprig of parsley for a final touch.
  • Serve warm or cold.


  1. Makes 1 portion.
  2. Smaženka tastes best warm, eaten immediately after frying. However, you can enjoy this omelet cold as well. You can find and buy this delicacy in many Czech buffets.
  3. This omelet gets a better texture from the addition of bread crumbs, it’s denser and more filling, but still enough soft and fluffy.