In Romania we used to make this dish without sausage (we used to call it French Potato Dish – Cartofi Frantuzesti) however, I got to taste the Hungarian version with sausage and I really liked it.
Here is the recipe for a quick, easy and delicious dessert that my mother used to make all the time when I was little. In Romanian we call it Lapte the Pasare (Bird’s Milk); I also found this dish in the Hungarian cuisine – Madartej.
Since the Czech recipe for Chicken Paprikash was very popular, I thought to add the Hungarian recipe for this dish.
- 1 chicken (about 2.5 lbs)
- 1 large onion
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 heaped tbsp ground paprika
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 large tomato
- 1.5 cups sour cream
- 1-2 tbsp flour
- Cut the chicken in pieces
- Heat the oil and cook the chopped onion. Remove from heat and add the ground paprika.
- Add the chicken pieces and fry for few minutes
- Reduce heat, season the chicken and cover with a lid
- Add the chopped peppers and tomato
- Add a little water and continue to cook.
- Combine the sour cream with flour and add when chicken is cooked. Simmer for another 4-5 minutes.
Here are a couple of photos sent by our readers. One is from Hungary and one from Poland. Meat plays an important part in the Eastern European Cuisine and I believe these pictures capture this. Also using a wood plate makes food taste so much better and looks very appetizing.
Poland, Zakopane – a traditional restaurant with many kinds of meat dishes. It looks delicious!
Hungary, Budapest – a great assortment of meat dishes served with fries, vegetables, and pickled hot peppers.
The KÜRTŐSKALÁCS is one of my favorite desserts. I would never say no to such a delicious pastry. Although known today as being a Hungarian pastry, the chimney cake originated in Transylvania, Romania.
My friend in Hungary just made this easy delicious potato and sausage stew. 3 ingredients and spices, it doesn’t get much easier than this.