Tag: Hungarian

Csókakői Kolbászleves – Hungarian Sausage Soup Recipe with Vegetables and Poached Egg

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1-2 medium parsley root
  • 1 smaller celery root
  •  small turnip
  • 1 onion
  • 6 tbsp of oil
  • 1 small bouquet of parsley
  • 1.5 litres of bone soup (can be made from soup cubes)
  • half a lemon’s juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of flour
  • 150 grams of sour cream
  • 20 dkg Csabai Hungarian sausage

Preparation method:

  1. Cut the carrots, parsley root, celery and turnip into 1-2 cm cubes.
  2. Chop roughly the onion.
  3. Chop roughly the parsley leaves.
  4. Slice the sausage into 1/2 cm thick.
  5. Heat the oil in large soup pot and sweat the chopped onions until translucent.
  6. Add the sausages and fry for another 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add the diced vegetables and stir fry them for 7 minutes.
  8. Add the bone broth, lemon juice, chopped parsley leaves, season with salt and freshly ground, bring to boil. Cook for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked through.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the poached eggs. In a smaller pot bring to boil salted water with vinegar.
  10. Over low heat, add the eggs one by one. Spoon the whites around the yolk to make them more perfect and stir the water to move them around.
  11. Cook for 2 minutes and remove with a slotted spoon. Keep them in lukewarm water until serving.
  12. Mix smoothly the flour with the sour cream, add a bit cold water if too thick. Add a ladle of soup from the hot pot, stir it well and then pour it into the soup pot and cook for 2-3 more minutes stirring.
  13. Serve the soup in large saucers, topped with a poached egg in each.

Mutton Soup Recipe – Hungarian Style

Ingredients (6 servings):

  • 1 kg smaller pieces of mutton
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 g tomato paste
  • 500 g sour cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons fruit vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 red hot chilli peppers
  • a few green onions

Preparation method:

  1. Clean the garlic cloves but do not chope them.
  2. Wash the mutton pieces and place them in a large pot together with the whole garlic cloves and one of the chilli peppers.
  3. Add enough water to cover them all, bring to boil and cook for two hours.
  4. Towards the end add the tomato juice, water if needed to replenish the evaporated liquid and season with salt and pepper.
  5. When the meat is tender and cooked, add the sour cream to the pot.
  6. Break the eggs straight into the pot and keep stirring constantly so the eggs will shred in the soup and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Add 1-2 tablespoons of fruit vinegar to adjust the taste to your liking.
  8. Slice thinly the remaining chilli pepper and the green onions.
  9. Serve the soup in saucers topped with the sliced chilis and green onions.

Túrógombóc – Hungarian Curd Cheese Dumplings Recipe

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 2 eggs
  • 5-6 tablespoons semolina flour
  • 300 g curd cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 200 ml sour cream for serving

Preparation method:

  1. Beat well the 2 eggs together with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. Add the cheese, break it with a fork and mix them well together.
  3. Add the semolina flour and mix again well so it gets fully incorporated.
  4. Let it rest for one hour so the semolina swells a bit.
  5. Heat the oil in a skillet and fry the breadcrumbs till golden-brown.
  6. Bring water to boil in a large enough pot and add about a tablespoon of salt.
  7. With the use of a tablespoon or with your bare hands form smaller balls from the semolina dough and place them in the boiling water.
  8. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  9. Strain the cooked dumplings and then stir them into the golden-brown fried breadcrumbs so they get a nice golden coating.
  10. Serve immediately while still hot, topped with sour cream and sprinkled sugar.