Stuffed peppers are a favorite dish in Hungary, simple and homey. The practice of stuffing vegetables actually originated with the Turks. But after years of domination by the Ottomans, Hungarians adopted töltött paprika as their own in the 16 and 17th centuries. For this dish, Hungarians like to use long, sweet, yellow peppers. Known as banana peppers abroad, in [...]
Hungarian apple cake (Almás pite) is a true Hungarian classic, quite popular in the country. A delicious pie filled with sweetened shredded apple, spiced with cinnamon and lemon. It very different from the American version, but it's also very delicious.
This is a dish that is served regularly in Hungarian homes – though there are several variations on the recipe. Smoked Hungarian sausage is the star in this one-pot comfort food dish of layered potatoes and hard-cooked eggs smothered in sour cream, known as rakott burgonya (RRAH-koht BOORR-gohn-yoh).
Pancakes are very popular in Hungary. Its origin is not clear, most probably it developed from the roman plazenta, a small round cake that was eaten instead of bread. Hungarian pancakes are thin, similar to French crepes but totally unlike American hot cakes or griddle cakes and they are not eaten for breakfast. Most often [...]
Green pea soup is an easy healthy recipe to make and it tastes wonderful when served with crispy cheese chips. If you serve it without the cheese chips, it is a great food for vegans, also, it is gluten-free. Ideal weeknight dinner recipe. Recipe Ingredients for 2 people: 500 grams (17, 6 ounces) of frozen [...]
The name (Jókai bean soup) was named after our famous Hungarian writer Mór Jókai, because he was a big fan of this soup. It is made with beans, smoked meat, smoked paprika sausages, vegetables, “csipetke noodles” and some sour cream on top. This soup is so popular in Hungary, that a Hungarian bean soup cooking [...]
Hungarian potato soup with sausage and sour cream It is an easy soup to make, and its flavor is unique. It has been a favorite in my family for many generations. It is just some potatoes cooked in water with sausage and bay leaves. The bay leaves are an important flavor ingredient. Do not [...]
Hungarian plum dumplings (Szilvásgombóc) They can be eaten as dessert, a meatless main dish or side dish. A family favourit and children’s delight. Potato dumplings stuffed with plums & cinnamon sugar and rolled in breadcrumbs. 1 hour 15-17 dumplings Ingredients: 500 grams (17.6 ounces) of potatoes, peeled, boiled, mashed, 200 grams (7 ounces, 1 [...]
Hungarian fish soup (Halászlé) is one of the most popular Christmas dishes. It is a hot soup prepared with mixed freshwater/river fish. Even though Hungary is not a “nation of fishermen”, the native fish soup is considered to be a national specialty. Traditionally, fish soup is prepared in a small kettle on an open [...]
Hungarian spaghetti squash stew with dill and sour cream (Tökfőzelék) is a wonderful summer dish made with shredded squash, a good portion of sour cream, onions and dill. Hungarian cuisine is not all about heavy meat dishes with an overdose of paprika, vegetable dishes are also very popular. It's light and refreshing, an easy [...]
Hungarian pepper and tomato stew, Lecsó This is a stewed mix of peppers, tomatoes and onions. It is sometimes called “Hungarian ratatouille”. Lecsó comes in many variations and it can be served on its own, as a side or as a main dish, at any time of the day. It is a healthy breakfast [...]
Hungarian Beef Stew This is a thick beef dish cooked with lots of onions, Hungarian paprika powder, tomatoes and some sweet peppers. You can have it with bread, or serve with nokedli noodles (spaetzle) or boiled potatoes and pickles. Recipe Ingredients for 4 people: 1500 grams of beef shank (53 ounces) - cut into [...]
Hungarian yellow wax bean stew (Zöldbabfőzelék) This is a wonderful summer vegetarian meal made with freshly picked yellow wax beans, a good portion of sour cream, minced garlic and a pinch of paprika powder. It goes so well either by itself or as a side with fried eggs. Főzelék is a special category in [...]
Hungarian stuffed peppers in tomato sauce is a typical summer dish, we make it all the time when the peppers and tomatoes are in season. Hungarian yellow peppers give this dish its distinct taste, although any kind of bell peppers can be used.This is an easy recipe to prepare and impress your friends and [...]
Hungarian sour cherry pie (Meggyes pite) is a classic Hungarian summer dessert when you can get the most delicious sour cherries. The filling is baked between two fine-textured layers of pastry. Recipe Ingredients: For the dough: 300 grams (2.5 cups) of flour 120 grams (½ cup) of margarine or butter 50 grams (½ cup) of [...]