Hungarian style pork with polenta

This is a very simple, cost effective yet delicious Hungarian recipe – ideal for weekday dinners as it doesn’t take much time to prepare. The hearty gravy rejuvenates you at the end of the day. All the rustic flavorsof the paprika and caraway seeds seep into the meat making it so tender you don’t even need a knife. Ingredients: 2 pork tenderloins 1 onion, finely … Continue reading Hungarian style pork with polenta

Sweet noodle cheesecake – Vargabéles

Vargabéles is a traditional Hungarian dessert which can be eaten as a main course as well. It”s very common in our cuisine that after a filling soup, such as goulash soup, we prefer to have something sweet that also substantial. The original recipe calls for only raisins but I think it’s simply beautiful using a few apricots too. Its best to eat hot, straight from … Continue reading Sweet noodle cheesecake – Vargabéles

Lecsó – Hungarian ratatouille

Hungarian lecsó is one of the most popular summer dishes of all time. It”s easy to make and doesn’t need much preparation, only juicy and ripe tomatoes and sweet peppers. Some people cook rice with the dish but I prefer to put some scrambled egg inside, slice a piece of fresh bread and dunk into the hot pot. The plate is always clean at the … Continue reading Lecsó – Hungarian ratatouille

Stéphanie style meatloaf

Stéphanie meatloaf is a very old and popular dish and, as we say it: truly Hungarian. Yet, it would not exist without another nation, the Belgians. The creator of the dish was Princess Stéphanie, who fell in love with a Hungarian noble, Earl Elemér Lónyay. The Belgian King and the Habsbourg Dynasty opposed the engagement so the Princess gave up her wealth, married the Earl … Continue reading Stéphanie style meatloaf

Transylvanian beef goulash

Transylvania, formally part of Hungary, has beautifully flavoured and rich cuisine. In this dish the crunchy and edgy sauerkraut combines with the hearty beef stew, a unique culinary experience. Some home-made or fresh bread is almost essential as its gravy is as valuable as gold and every last drop should be mopped up. Ingredients: 800 g sauerkraut 900 g diced beef 1 tablespoon paprika powder … Continue reading Transylvanian beef goulash

Beef goulash stew in bread

Let me share again a very typical and traditional Hungarian dish which varies recipe varies in every household. This hearty dish looks great and tastes great too, and the fact that you can eat the plate afterwards is just a bonus. The slowly tenderized beef and wine stew-pot creates a gorgeous gravy which permeates the bread into the crust which is absolutely delicious. Ingredients: 750 … Continue reading Beef goulash stew in bread

Stuffed capsicum with sweet tomato sauce

This Hungarian dish is my childhood favourite. With small capsicums we used to create golf ball sized meatballs from left over mince which were then dipped into sweet tomato sauce. My grandma then boiled some plain potatoin salt water which we mashed with our forks and combined with this tangy peppery treat. Ingredients: 8 sweet pepper (capsicum) 110 g dry rice 500 g minced beef … Continue reading Stuffed capsicum with sweet tomato sauce

Peppery beef pot with dodolle dumplings

When somebody asks me to cook a traditional Hungarian food for Lunch I always choose this one over goulash. The potato dumpling is soft and puffy and willing to soak all the gorgeous gravy from the beef. The sharpness of the black pepper slips away quickly with the creamy sauce and the rolling garden peas. The fusion of all the spices guarantee that everybody will … Continue reading Peppery beef pot with dodolle dumplings

Hungarian layered potato bake

This Hungarian recipe is simple and tasty. It was often our dinner during a busy week as it does not need much preparation. The smokiness from the Hungarian sausage goes deep inside the potato, the velvety sour cream makes the dish complete and heartwarming. Have some pickled gherkinor beetroot on the side to get the best out of your meal. Ingredients: 4-5 potato 5 egg … Continue reading Hungarian layered potato bake