Meat dishes

Pork roast with lecsó

Pork roast with lecsó

Lecsó is basically a meatless summer dish usually combined with beaten eggs, rarely with rice. But if you find it too light, you can serve lecsó...

Esterházy chicken ragout

Esterházy chicken ragout

The Esterházys, one of the oldest aristocratic Hungarian families, were the largest land owners in Hungary and possessed a private fortune even...

Gyuvecs

Gyuvecs

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...

Bugaci borsós betyár

Bugaci borsós betyár

Bugac is a village in the Southern Great Plain region surrounded by the puszta, which is the largest of seven detached units making up the Kiskunság...

Májas hurka

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...

Pork feet stew – Körömpörkölt

Pork feet stew – Körömpörkölt

Körömpörkölt is the heavyweight champion of stews. Its taste and consistency differ completely from other stews, this sticky dish is unique in its...

Tordai pecsenye – Roast of Torda

Tordai pecsenye – Roast of Torda

The homeland of this simple, but divine pork roast is Torda, a town near Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) in Transylvania. Roast of Torda is usually served...

Beer roasted chicken thighs

Beer roasted chicken thighs

Beer is the best thing that can happen to chicken. High quality beer made from malt and hop gives  the meat beautiful, shiny color and makes it...

Roasted chicken legs with sausage

Roasted chicken legs with sausage

Chicken dishes are generally light and contain only a small amount of fat; however, it doesn't apply to the following recipe. This food is heavy,...

Meatballs with tomato sauce

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...

Stuffed chicken legs

Stuffed chicken legs

Contrary to other parts of the world, where breast meat is almighty, in Hungary the most popular parts of the chicken are thighs and drumsticks....

Borsos tokány / Pepper pork ragout

Borsos tokány / Pepper pork ragout

Tokány is the ancestor of the pörkölt, it was made without paprika and onion for centuries. In Transylvania stew is called tocană. Tokány can be...

Stuffed cabbage from Szabolcs

Stuffed cabbage from Szabolcs

As I have written earlier, you can meet different recipes of stuffed cabbage depending on which part of the country you visit. Its name varies, too:...

Hungarian gizzard stew

Hungarian gizzard stew

In the western countries the consumption of offal and giblets has fallen out of favor, though in today's world of worthless (high calorie but low...

Hungarian venison stew

Hungarian venison stew

Hungary is literally a large and contiguous game preserve, where most of the game stock lives free, in their natural surroundings. The country,...

Hungarian layered millet mush

Hungarian layered millet mush

Millet is one of those ancient grains that have been used throughout the ages and across many countries, and have played an important role in human...

How to cook a Hungarian Easter ham

How to cook a Hungarian Easter ham

Easter is an important cultural and Christian tradition celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is also linked to the Jewish...

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.

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.

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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