Soparnik is a usually savoury pie with a filling of Swiss chard. Other names are soparnjak, zeljanik or uljenjak. It is the most famous speciality of the dalmatian region Poljica between Split and Omiš. The original season for the dish was the colder time of the year when older, sweeter chard was available. Basically, it is a very simple dish made from common ingredients from the region: Chard with onions and parsley between two layers of simplest dough. Among the numerous local variations there are also sweet ones, for example with nuts, dried fruits or caramel. It is used as a cultural trademark and sold increasingly on markets and in restaurants and found on events and festivals. Soparnik has been declared to be intangible cultural heritage of Croatia by the Croatian ministry of culture in cooperation with the society.
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