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hungarian bean soup

Hungarian Style Bean Soup – Magyaros Bableves

I call this soup Hungarian style as it is packing in the flavours but really is a quick and convenient version of the traditional and heavier bean soup made with smoked meats and the freshly made pasta “csipetke”. This vesion is completely meat free, made…
potato rosti recipe

Potato Rosti – Tócsni, lapcsánka, matutka, görhöny

These Hungarian potato cakes go by many names depending on the region, often causing friendly conversations to come to a halt as everyone tries to establish that they are talking about the same thing. They make for a great snack or side dish for meat…
poppy seed apricot dumplings

Poppy-seed Apricot Dumplings – Mákos Barackos Gombóc

One of the highlights of  summer is when the golden deep yellow apricots come into season. Hungary is blessed with a wonderful climate for this fruit. My family used to have a big apricot orchard and  I never got tired picking the fruit there.  Jam…

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 Paprika potatoes

Hungarian Paprika Potatoes – Paprikás Krumpli

A quick tasty family supper dish. Serve with fresh crusty bread and maybe some pickled cucumbers on the side.

Hungarian Goulash Soup – Gulyás Leves

Ingredients (4 people) 450 gram beef, braising steak, diced to 1 inch (2 cm) cubes 2 medium onions finely chopped 1 medium carrot, cut into disks 1 medium parsnip, cut into disks 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil 2-3 medium potato (500gram) diced 1 clove of…

Potatoes with Caramelised Onions

A flavoursome rustic side dish, try it with harty roasts and  steaks. Ingredients: 50g goose fat (can substitute with butter or oil if prefer) 600-800g potatoes, peeled and diced to medium chunks 1 large onion or 2 medium one. 1 teaspoon of sugar (I used…
Roast duck legs with Hungarian braised red cabbage, kacsapecsenye

Roasted Duck Legs with Apples and Braised Red Cabbage

I was looking forward to making dish because can’t remember the last time I ate this popular Hungarian roast with the obligatory braised red cabbage.  Duck legs make a very fine roast, as I just re-discovered myself. Crunchy, juicy and meltingly-textury, nothing like other meats…

Hungarian Layered Potato – Rakott Krumpli

A Hungarian culinary classic which is not difficult to assemble, but takes a little preparation and cooking time.  As a popular family meal and children’s favourite, it makes a good  dinner alone or stands as a second course after a lighter soup. Try with gherkins…