Krumpli Paprikas

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)
  1. heat 3 tbsp oil (I used coconut oil)
    1. add 4 chopped onions
    2. add 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  2. while above is cooking, slice (and then add)
    1. 5 links of sausage (I found a Mild Italian seasoned package at the store this morning)
  3. after sausage has browned, add
    1. 3 tbsp paprika
    2. 1 tsp salt
  4. peel and chop into large pieces
    1. 5-6 potatoes
    2. add to pot
  5. add some tomato
    1. I used 1 pint of my (mild) salsa that I had preserved
  6. add water
    1. I added just enough water to cover the mixture
  7. cook for about an hour
    1. 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.

~ Grandmum

(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!

Cucumber Salad
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.

And you?
  • Do you make a version of this dish? What do you add?