The making of Idrija žlikrofi takes a lot of time and has several stages. The first one is that making the dough. It is followed by the preparation of the filling – made of potatoes, minced smoked bacon, onions, spices and herbs. The filling is formed into balls of the size of a hazel nut. The dough is rolled out into a thin layer, and the balls of filling put on it. The dough is folded over the filling and pressed together between the balls, so that a sort of a ear shape is gained. The upper end of each of the žlikrofi should be pressed down slightly, so that their characteristic hat shape is gained. The making of žlikrofi is thus ended, with only the last phase remaining – that of cooking. Idrija žlikrofi are served with crackling as well as various meat, vegetables ant other sauces.