My husband was Hungarian and I learned a few Hungarian dishes to serve. But that was a long time ago, it seems. I have tried a few times to make the "paprika potatoes" but they never turned out right. Today, I found a video of one variation and so I’m giving it another try, (with my own twists, of course).
In a large pot (I used a 7 quart cast iron casserole dish)
- heat 3 tbsp oil (I used coconut oil)
- add 4 chopped onions
- add 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- while above is cooking, slice (and then add)
- 5 links of sausage (I found a Mild Italian seasoned package at the store this morning)
- after sausage has browned, add
- 3 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- peel and chop into large pieces
- 5-6 potatoes
- add to pot
- add some tomato
- I used 1 pint of my (mild) salsa that I had preserved
- add water
- I added just enough water to cover the mixture
- cook for about an hour
- cooking it down til drier than a stew (that’s what I had learned originally)
This is just starting to cook >>>
The Finished Product
My goal was to make such a big batch that I could preserve some but it is so good that I don’t think there will be much left over after a couple of meals.
(EDITED: and … in the video that I watched the lady said that she always serves this with a cucumber salad. This isn’t how my mother-in-law used to make it but it is yummy!
1 cucumber sliced thin
1/2 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 c. cold water
(and I added a bit of paprika to it)
Stir well; serve cold.
- Do you make a version of this dish? What do you add?