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Bachelor-Catcher Hungarian Soup (Legényfogó Leves) Recipe

2011/12/29 by Varga László


Ingredients (4 people)

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 200 g carrots
  • 200 g turnip
  • 200 g  mushrooms (I used dried black trumpet /Craterellus cornucopioides)
  • 4-5 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 200 ml sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil



  1. In a large soup pot add oil and fry the diced onion.
  2. Add the diced chicken breast and seasoning, then simmer briefly until they change a bit their color.
  3. Add the mustard and diced vegetables then fill the pot with water.
  4. Boil the soup until both the chicken and vegetables are done.
  5. Put the flour in a bowl and add the sour cream mixing into a smooth paste.
  6. Add this thickening sauce to the soup and boil for another 2-3 minutes.



  1. Definitly trying this out on our menus, A great veggie option,we are always looking for new ideas,and it’s great having this blog.So many people who just cook the same old same now have a chance for better food .

  2. partyhead says:

    This is one of those dishes thats like marmite,you either love it or hate it .it will be a very healthy option for you dinner party ,but not to everyones taste.

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