Hungary is a central European country that in recent years has become a very popular tourist destination.
There is a lot to see in the country, not least in Hungary’s beautiful and historic capital, Budapest. Apart from the culture and history, during a visit to Hungary, you are many interesting and exciting dishes, and you may even find yourself longing for them when you return home!
The good news is that are many Hungarian recipe books and cookbooks available, and with the help of one of these, you can learn to prepare your favorite Hungarian dishes at home. There are many different Hungarian recipes that you might enjoy, including:
* Goulash (known in Hungary as “gulyás” or “gulyásleves”) – This is a thick beef soup, usually containing onions, potatoes, peppers, and flavored with paprika, herbs, and perhaps a little vinegar or white wine. It should be noted that the Hungarian version of goulash differs from the American adaptation, in that it is a soup not a stew, is made using beef shoulder, shank or shin, not hamburger meat, and is more strongly flavored.
* Pörkölt – Hungarian meat stew.
* Pan-fried goose liver.
* Fish soup (“halászlé”) – A soup made from freshwater fish with onions and tomatoes, and flavored with paprika and white wine.
* Mashed vegetables (“fozelék”)
* Dobos cake (“Dobosh Torte” or “Dobos Torte”) – The most famous of Hungarian desserts. Dobos cake is a five layer sponge cake that was originally invented by the famous Hungarian confectioner, József C. Dobos.