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Legényfogó leves

Legényfogó leves

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach - as the saying goes. The recipe's name legényfogó, that means 'Catch the guy', refers to the...

Fanta cake

Fanta cake

The recipe of Fanta cake, which is a playful fusion of unexpected ingredients, started to spread among the Hungarian housewives in the 90's. At...

Eggplant dip – Padlizsánkrém

Eggplant dip – Padlizsánkrém

If there's one vegetable that deserves more recognition for its culinary prowess, it's the aubergine, also known as eggplant in some regions. With...

Krumplis fluta

Krumplis fluta

I first heard of fluta a few months ago and have made it several times since then. Fluta is a simple, yet great deep-fried pastry made from a...

Labancpecsenye

Labancpecsenye

Labancpecsenye is a classic Hungarian food, which implies pork chops stuffed with ham and cheese. The stuffed chops are rolled in paprika flour and...

Blackberry and white chocolate cake

Blackberry and white chocolate cake

Shiny black, sweet-tart blackberries are a summer staple, they are not only good for health, but they also add a burst of flavor and vibrant color...

Savanyú vetrece

Savanyú vetrece

Savanyú vetrece is an old-school Transylvanian beef stew, however, some recipes refer to it as a soup. So, you can choose whether you cook a ragout...

Paprikás kattancs

Paprikás kattancs

Paprikás kattancs is a folded milk loaf, which is spread with oil and sprinkled with salt and paprika. It was a gastronomic speciality of peasant...

Krumpli móring

Krumpli móring

Krumpli móring consists of mashed potatoes that are flavored with sautéed onions and red peppers, giving it a delicious and savory taste. It's...

Somogyi galuska

Somogyi galuska

The noodle section of the Hungarian cuisine is not so famous and abundant as the Italian pasta universe, but you can find delicious recipes if you...

Rác oldalas – Serbian pork ribs

Rác oldalas – Serbian pork ribs

The presence of Serbs in Hungary dates back to the medieval period when they settled in the region as part of the wider migration of Slavic peoples....

Verzár – Cabbage filled pancakes

Verzár – Cabbage filled pancakes

I stumbled upon verzár in Transylvanian Feast, a cookbook written by Pál Kövi, while I was searching for savory pancake recipes. Verzár is thin...

Rezi szelet

Rezi szelet

Rezi szelet is a cake consisting of walnut, cocoa and poppy seed cake layers. It's filled with a mixture of semolina porridge and creamed butter,...

Cream of yellow split pea soup

Cream of yellow split pea soup

Yellow split peas are a nutritious and versatile food that can be a healthy addition to a balanced diet. They are a good source of plant-based...

Pepita scones – Tökmagos pogácsa

Pepita scones – Tökmagos pogácsa

Here is a new recipe that extends the list of Hungarian pogácsa variations. Pepita scones (tökmagos pogácsa) are made from a yeast dough containing...

Potato doughnuts

Potato doughnuts

Potato doughnuts are a delicious and unique variation on the classic doughnut that are loved by many people. Its dough includes mashed potatoes as...

Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Wish list

If you are looking for a Hungarian recipe that hasn't been published on this website yet, let me know, and I'll do my best to post it.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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