Legényfogó leves

by | Aug 25, 2023 | Soups

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – as the saying goes. The recipe’s name legényfogó, that means ‘Catch the guy’, refers to the legend, according to which if a mother wanted to win over her daughter’s boyfriend, she would make this hearty soup for him. Legényfogó leves contains everything, that is needed for a good soup: meat, liver and a considerable amount of vegetables from mushroom to root vegetables.

Legényfogó leves
Legényfogó leves – photo: zserbo.com
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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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