Devilishly Spicy Toast is a spicy paprika dish that is popular fare in Czech pubs and easy, hearty comfort food in home kitchens.
Rye is a favorite bread choice. The meat is usually beef or sometimes pork. Paprika imparts mouth-tingling spiciness and flavor. Infinite variations of this dazzling dish are found throughout pubs and homes in the Czech Republic.
Although Devil’s Toast is somewhat similar in concept to an open-faced Sloppy Joe, its bready, cheesy, spicy heartiness stands out as distinctive of Czech comfort food.
My family’s basic recipe calls for ground beef. Favorite variations include substitutions, such as ground chicken or turkey for the meat and French camembert or Czech hermelin for the cheese, and innovations, such as poached, fried or scrambled eggs as garnish with chili slices or as layer buried between bread and meat mixture.
Devilishly Spicy Toast is satisfyingly hearty and easy to make.