Gyuvecs

Gyuvecs - Serbian layered lecsó with pork

Gyuvecs is a Balkan layered dish made up of lecsó, meat, rice and/or potatoes. The word gyuvecs refers to a ceramic dish that this food was originally cooked in. Bosnians make gyuvecs with mutton, Serbs cook it with pork, and Bulgarians use potatoes instead of rice. As Hungary is bordered … More

Májas hurka

Advent in Hungary means not only the preparation for Christmas, but it’s also the season of pig killing. At this time of year the loud noise of gas cylinders resounds through the towns and villages, and culinary wonders are being born in the kitchens. One of those wonders, besides sausage, … More

Meatballs with tomato sauce

These meatballs are made from the same meat mixture that is used to stuff cabbage leaves and wax peppers. They are cooked in salty water and eaten with tomato sauce (sometimes boiled potatoes are served as well). Meat needs to be a little saltier than usual because a large percentage … More