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Savoy cabbage and frankfurter hungarian recipe

Savoy Cabbage and Frankfurter Soup – Frankfurti Leves

A warming soup for chilly autumn days. Often to be found on the menu of school canteens in the 80s and earlier – perhaps were not always the most popular amongst children as I remember. With the use of good quality frankfurters this simple soup…
hungarian cabbage noodles

Hungarian Noodles with Cabbage – Káposztás tészta

Two basic ingredients, pasta and cabbage flavoured with a bit of caramelised sugar and freshly ground black pepper with a delicious result.  The flat square-shaped pasta is quite an authentic version but any pasta shape will do. I broke up some lasagna sheets here with good…

Hungarian Cabbage Stew a la “Székely”- Székelykáposzta

A true winter warmer, made with soured cabbage and tender stewed meat, often seen on the Christmas table too. Usually prepared in large quantities then reheated thoroughly with a bit of water  the next day(s) again.  Custom says the more you reheat this dish the…
hungarian cabbage in tomato sauce

Cabbage in Tomato Sauce – Paradicsomos Káposzta

A rustic vegetable dish usually served with roast meats or fasirozott (fried meatball patties) but nice with just some bread or langos which is a fried flat bread. Despite being simple it can be very tasty if the cabbage is cooked right, tender but still retained a…
Hungarian stuffed cabbage

Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage – Töltött Káposzta

A typical winter dish that could be made with pork, beef or a mixture of both. There are slight differences preparing the dish across the regions of Hungary and according to family traditions. Some stuff savoy cabbage leaves instead of white cabbage, some use dill…

Hungarian Sauerkraut “Hangover” Soup – Korhely Leves

Sauerkraut is naturally fermented cabbage that taste refreshingly sour and bears many health benefits especially for the digestive system. A popular dish in Hungary during the overindulging Christmas festivites and also affectionatley known as the hangover soup. Ingredients 300 g sauerkraut (shredded fermented cabbage) 2…
Layered savoy cabbage - rakott kel

Hungarian Layered Savoy Cabbage

Have to warn in advance that this is a somewhat challenging dish. Not because difficult to make, but more so for the array of pots and pans that are used and have to be washed up afterwards. :-)  It’s all worthwhile at the end. There…
Braised Red Cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage

Perfect side dish for roast meats especially roast duck and goose or pork.  The taste is subtle with a lot going on from the caramelised sugar, little vinegar, caraway seeds and salt. Red cabbage is called “purple cabbage” in Hungarian which seems fitting. Ingredients: 1…