Category: Meat dishes

Bácskai rizses hús

Pork stew with rice / Bácskai rizseshús

Bácskai rizseshús is a simple pork or (in some regions) chicken stew cooked with rice.  I usually use pork shoulder because it’s fattier than pork leg, but you can choose lean meat if you...

Brassói aprópecsenye

Brassói aprópecsenye

Brassói aprópecsenye literally means tiny roasts from Brasov – however these “roasts” are in fact bits of pork fried up and served on a bed of fried potatoes.  On the basis of its name...

Pork jelly

Hungarian pork jelly – Kocsonya

In Hungary pork jelly or kocsonya is known as a main dish, usually cooked during the carnival season. As a Hungarian journalist said, kocsonya is “the etheral essence of pig”. It’s not far from...

Stuffed pork flank

Stuffed pork flank

Pork flank is not often used in the kitchen, although if you want to grill or make some stuffed dish, it is a good choice since it doesn’t become dry during cooking. Flank is...

Pan-fried pork blade steaks

Pan-fried pork blade steaks in Gypsy style

It’s time to introduce a weighty representative of the Hungarian, more precisely the Gypsy gastronomy to you. (Here I would like to call the attention of  fitness devotees and healthy lifestyle gurus that the...

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Tokány with pickled cucumber

The easiest and at the same time the most difficult thing in making tokány is that you can cook it as you like it. There are so many variants known that the word tokány...

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Stuffed peppers in tomato juice

A light summer dish with low carbohydrate content. It’s always made of sweet wax peppers, the most common type of peppers produced in Hungary. Cecei, one of the Hungarian wax pepper varieties is registered...

Layered potatoes / Rakott krumpli

Layered potatoes (Rakott krumpli)

Rakott krumpli or layered potatoes are a typical, Hungarian, baked casserole-type dish. It’s made from only a few ingredients, but it contains all the main flavours of the Hungarian cuisine, this is why it’s...

Beef shank stew

Reading the post’s title a question may come up: why beef shank and not another beef part? Beef shank comes from the leg of a bull or a cow. Though it’s known for its...

Pork stew with sauerkraut

Pork stew with sauerkraut is an obligatory dish of pig-killing day in several regions of the country. Traditionally it’s served for lunch, it’s a real energy bomb, very tasty, high in calories, but it...

Pig Slaughter

Pig slaughter is a very important event in the villages, a part of the Hungarian culture for centuries. Pig is killed to provide the family with meat. It traditionally takes place in the winter...

Stuffed Cabbage

Stuffed cabbage is one of the most typical winter dishes in Hungary. It spread in Hungary in the 18th century due to Turkish influence. It’s prepared in large quantities as you can eat it...