Hernyéki gombóc

by | Feb 9, 2024 | Vegetable dishes

Hernyéki gombóc is an old Hungarian dish, which includes potato dumplings served in mushroom sauce. Potato dumplings are enriched with ham and hard boiled eggs, and after being cooked in salted water, they are baked in the oven with cheese and parsley on their top. If you don’t like mushrooms, feel free to serve the dumplings with dill sauce.

Hernyéki gombóc
Hernyéki gombóc – 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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