Krumplis fluta

by | Jul 28, 2023 | Breads, buns & biscuits

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 yeasted potato dough. It can be eaten as a dessert with fruit jam, or as an alternative to lángos, it can be served with garlic sour cream and grated cheese. (Source of the recipe: Szoky konyhája)

Krumplis fluta
Krumplis fluta – photo:


  • 600 g (~1 1/3 lbs) boiled potatoes, mashed with a ricer and completely cool
  • 2 eggs
  • 25 g (~1 3/4 tbsp) butter, softened
  • 400 g (~3 1/4 cups) flour
  • 20 g (~3/4 oz) fresh yeast (~2 tsp dry yeast)
  • pinch of sugar
  • 30 ml (~2 tbsp) water, lukewarm
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil or lard for deep-frying

Dissolve yeast with a pinch of sugar in lukewarm water. Place cool mashed potatoes, flour, butter, eggs and salt in a bowl. Add activated yeast and knead into a smooth dough. Cover and in a lukewarm place leave it to rest for 15-20 minutes.

Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and roll out until 3-4 mm / 1/8 inch thin. Feel free to cut the dough into any shape you like: squares, rectangles, rhombuses or circles. Over medium-low heat deep-fry them until they are golden brown on both sides.

Fluta can be eaten as a dessert if you serve it with fruit jam. Or similar to lángos it can also be an amazing savory dish topped with garlic sour cream and grated cheese.

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