Paprikás kattancs

by | Jun 2, 2023 | Breads, buns & biscuits

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 society in Gúta, a small Hungarian inhabited settlement in Slovakia, near the Hungarian border. Kattancs used to be eaten with soups, especially bean soup, and mainly on Saturdays. The 200 year-old recipe of kattancs was brought to Békés county after World War II, during the Czechoslovak–Hungarian population exchange, when farming families from Gúta were forcibly transferred to South-Eastern Hungary.

Paprikás kattancs
Paprikás kattancs – photo: zserbo.com
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