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Hungarian jellied meat

Festive jellied meat – Kocsonya

Kocsonya [ˈkot͡ʃoɲɒ] is an Eastern European festive dish, that truly defines the “nose to tail” eating that entails using the less fashionable cuts.  “If you’re going to kill the animal it seems only polite to use the whole thing.”  as the often quoted Fergus Henderson said in…
bone broth

Pork Bone Bouillon (broth) – Orja Leves

Often served as the glorious starter of Sunday family meals, these slow cooked aromatic broths are much valued for their taste and nutritional value. This version is made with the meaty upper rib part of the pork loin called baby back ribs. Cooked until the…

Roast a la Brasov – Brassói Aprópecsenye

A filling meat and potato dish. A few variations are popular, but it is more than often made with diced pork, onions and generous serving of chopped garlic cooked with a few streaks of smokey bacon and mixed with diced potatoes.  The potatoes supposed to…
Hungarian Fasirozott

Hungarian Meatball Patties – Fasírozott

A popular versatile meat dish a bit like a Hungarian hamburger, the meat is loosened up with some soaked then squeezed bread rolls and binded with a bit of egg. They are nicely spiced with finely chopped onions, garlic, paprika powder and fresh parsley. Often…
Toltott paprika

Stuffed peppers in tomato sauce

These days I make this dish with lean ground turkey but the traditional is made with pork. For a most authentic taste use Hungarian wax peppers (image below), if it’s not available any other sweet pepper will give you a lovely tasty meal. Good choice…
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…
Breaded fried chicken

Breaded Chicken – Rántott hús

A firm favourite in the Hungarian home usually made on the weekend or at family celebration. The type of meat can vary, most popular being pork, chicken or even veal which is a very similar dish to Veal Milanese. This tender meat with a crispy…
Yellow Split Pea Soup

Creamed Yellow Split Pea Soup with sauteed chorizo

A hearty creamy soup of yellow split peas, which are cooked till falling apart. It is a somewhat modernised version of the Hungarian “Sárgaborsó Főzelék” where instead of using flour to thicken the dish I pureed it in a food processor which I found makes…

Hungarian Rich Lentil Soup

Traditionally Hungarians make lentil soup on New Years Day as a symbol or promotion of desired financial prosperity in the new year.   The recipe can be easily altered to make a delicious vegetarian version, or made even more spicy by using sliced gyulai or similar…

Meat Stew (pörkölt) with Pasta

Ingredients for two people I used pork in this, but it can be made with most meats just to list the most popular:  chicken, beef, lamb or turkey.