Category: Noodles

Onion cottage cheese dumplings from Neszmély

Onion-cottage cheese dumplings from Neszmély

This pasta recipe comes from Neszmély, a village in Komárom-Esztergom county, which is the centre of the Neszmély wine region and can be found 70 km far from Budapest. These noodles are a kind...

Mocskos tészta - Dirty noodles

Mocskos tészta – Dirty noodles

Though its name doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, mocskos tészta is one of the best pasta I have ever eaten. If you read the ingredients, you may think this dish is a product of new...

Layered egg barley

Layered egg barley

Similar to layered potatoes this egg barley dish is made up with sliced sausages and hard boiled eggs, it’s, however, also turbocharged with an extra layer of lecsó ( you know the Hungarian ratatouille...

Poppy seed noodles - Mákos tészta

Poppy seed noodles – Mákos tészta

Making this dish is the quickest way to enjoy poppy seeds instantly. There’s no kneading, no waiting, just cook some noodles and combine them with ground poppy seeds and sugar (you can replace sugar...

Ham square pasta

Sonkás kocka – Ham square pasta

Sonkás kocka is an old member of the Hungarian pasta repertoire, which has lost some of its glamour lately. The noodles are not only cooked, but also baked, topped with a savory ham-sour cream...

Noodles with semolina / Grízes tészta

Noodles with semolina – Grízes tészta

Noodles with semolina are a divisive food: it gives a lot of people the creeps, others even ask for a second helping. Though it’s a 10 minute dish requiring only a few ingredients, there...

Cabbage and noodles / Káposztás tészta

Noodles with cabbage – made in a somewhat different way

Fried cabbage with noodles is an old dish of the Hungarian cuisine, which often appears on the households’ dining table. The authentic version of káposztás tészta (this is how it’s called in Hungarian) consists...

Semolina dumplings / Grízgaluska

Semolina dumplings – Grízgaluska

Chicken broth is often served in Hungary with semolina dumplings. Making those fluffy dumplings is always a great challenge because you have to find the fine balance between the dry and wet ingredients in...

Potato pasta / Krumplis tészta

Potato pasta – Krumplis tészta

Potato pasta, also known as gránátos kocka or grenadírmars, is a simple and cheap dish made from potatoes and noodles. Despite that its recipe varies from region to region, cooking method and seasoning can...

Slambuc

Slambuc

Slambuc is an old Hungarian pastoral dish, which is made with bacon, noodles and potatoes. It’s cooked in bogrács, if not, it can’t be called slambuc. It originates from Hajdú-Bihar county, it was likely...

Pásztortarhonya

Sheperd’s noodles / Pásztortarhonya

Pásztortarhonya is a typical Hungarian one-pot meal, a great and filling legacy of old times. Hungarians’ ancestors were stock-breeder and they lived a nomadic life, therefore they were forced to cook simple, but substantial...

Túrós csusza

Túrós csusza

Túrós csusza is a traditional Hungarian pasta dish that consists of egg noodles, curd cheese, sour cream and smoked bacon. The noodles are cooked in salted water, drained, mixed with curd cheese, topped with...

Potato dumplings with bryndza

Potato dumplings with bryndza

Although Bryndzové halusky is actually a Slovak dish, the recipe can’t be omitted from my list. The Slovaks are the third largest minority in Hungary, according to the estimates of minority organisations, there are about...

Eggy-dumplings

Eggy dumplings

Here in Hungary we have some “national” dishes which make us sentimental when we think of them, but foreigners usually react with raised eyebrows if we mention these dishes to them. One of these...