Appetizers and Soups

Here are some great recipes to start off a meal. Remember, every element of a meal doesn’t have to be Hungarian! If you are new to Hungarian cooking, start incorporating new recipes one-at a time!

Pogácsa

Pogácsa

POGÁCSA (Adapted from a recipe from Fenyőharaszt Castle Hotel in Hungary) While we were in Hungary in February 2018, we had some fantastic pogácsa at one of our stays. I really don't know why it was so good except that it was. The place we stayed graciously shared...

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Körözött – Soft Cheese Spread

Körözött – Soft Cheese Spread

This was easy to whip together and tasted great!  As with many recipes, there are many, many variations to it. My first time making körözött was in Atlanta GA. I was helping my friend organize snacks for the volunteers at the Hungarian Festival. Neither of us had...

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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

I found this mixed among some things I had put away. Kids were never a lover of mushrooms. This is a very hearty soup. It serves about six depending on the bowls used. ~ Alan Toth Ingredients: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups chopped onions 1 pound fresh...

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Ham and Bean Soup – Csulkos Bableves

Ham and Bean Soup – Csulkos Bableves

Here is a Ham and Bean soup you might want to try. It is another that I play with to my taste. My mother would use chicken broth instead of the water? Again, to taste! ~ Alan Toth Ingredients: ½ cup oil (olive/peanut) 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium carrot, minced 1...

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Hungarian Meat Soup – Húsleves

Hungarian Meat Soup – Húsleves

  Hungarian Meat Soup - Húsleves I love this soup. I could probably eat it every day. I love the aroma as it cooks and I love the taste. Ingredients 1 lbs. beef chuck, in one or two pieces 1 lb marrow bones 3-4 pieces of chicken with bone and skin (thighs and...

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Hannah’s Delicious Sour Cherry Soup

Hannah’s Delicious Sour Cherry Soup

Hannah’s Sour Cherry Soup Here is my recipe! Just make sure you don't use canned cherry pie filling! And don't be afraid to experiment with whatever fresh fruits are in season! Ingredients: 2 24 ounce jars of sour cherry compote 1 24 ounce jar of sour cherries in rum...

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