Hungarian Pancake

I was always wondering where this name is coming from…

Well, interesting thing is that Hungarian pancake is not that popular in Hungary. Citizens don’t put together potato pancake and goulash. Before Slovakia was part of Hungary and this is where apparently they came up with the idea of putting those two together. Looks like we adapted it so well that it is a part of our polish menu and you can find it in pretty much every polish restaurant. 

It is a delicious meal however it is very time consuming so it is much better to prepare goulash earlier and potato pancakes just before we want to eat our meal.. 

What do we need?

  • 1 kg pork fillet 
  • 1 l of water
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 180 g of cream 18%
  • 1 big spoon of flour
  • 5 big spoons of olive oil
  • 2 small spoons of sweet pepper powder
  • oil
  • salt, pepper
  • marjoram 

How long is it going to take?

2 hours I would say including making potato pancakes.

How to make it?

Slice meat into small cubes. Put it to the bowl and add garlic (using garlic press) salt (for your taste), sprinkle marjoram and one small spoon of sweet pepper powder. Cover it with olive oil and mix it well in a bowl making sure all meat is covered with herbs. Put it to the fridge for 15-20 mins (You can skip this process if you are rushing).

Take a medium saucepan and put small amount of oil in there.Let it to warm up, add all the meat and let it to fry/cook there for a bit. This process may take 15 mins. Stir it every now and then and wait for the meat to look cooked but not burned (no raw pieces should be seen). Then add 1 l of water.

While the meat is cooking slice onion and pepper into a small cubes. Fry it on the pan for about 5 minutes  and add it to the saucepan with the meat. Reduce gas and let it to cook slowly. Cover the saucepan as well.

Prepare cream with flour- Put cream to the small bowl add flour and mix it well making sure there is no flour visible. TIP: If the mixture is too thick add some sauce from the saucepan. Then add it carefully to the saucepan constantly stirring. Add another small spoon of sweet pepper for a better taste. Let it to cook for next 30-45 mins on very low gas. TIP: I also added one meat cube as it adds meaty flavour to it. 

And goulash is ready! One part done 🙂 Shall we go to the last part then? If you are fed up already you can eat it with pasta, buckwheat or bread. If you want to carry on and try to make potato pancakes click on the link below:

 How to make Potato pancake

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