I am a born adventurer, so it is a happy #SundaySupper indeed that adventure is the theme! Hosted by The Foodie Army Wife, we are going intrepidly into the kitchen to cook up dishes we’ve never tried before. But for me, adventure in its most literal sense – travel – and food go hand in hand. I travel often and voraciously, and trying new dishes in new places is one of my favourite things to do. I pick up recipe books as souvenirs of the places I visit, which is where this strange-sounding recipe, Vegetarian Hortobagyi Pancakes, comes from. It is a slightly inauthentic take on a Hungarian dish, but I hope I will be forgiven for the modifications.
I visited Budapest earlier this year and the cuisine came as a pleasant surprise. I have since learnt a little more about Hungary’s culinary traditions and now feel bad for even being surprised – far from being the Eastern European stereotype of heavy and bland, Hungarian food is vibrant, passionate, exciting. Distinctive, local produce is used and paprika, or paprikash, is a key ingredient. It features in the traditional dish of Hortobagyi Palacsinta, or savoury pancakes.
Palacsinta are more or less the same as French crepes – thin, light pancakes – while Hortobagyi refers to the stew filling. Traditionally, this is a minced veal stew, but since I don’t eat meat unless travelling to remote corners of the globe (where it is enough to deal with a gluten-free diet!), I have made a vegetarian version. I hope I wont offend any Hungarians!
The dish is finished with a sour cream and paprika sauce, which balances really well against the stew filling. Fresh parsley is the final flourish, adding a colour and flavour contrast.
There are several elements to contend with in this dish, but it is all worthwhile and if you get the timings sorted, you can leave one part to attend to the next.
If you are interested in Hungarian cuisine, or even if you just love great food blogs, please visit ziziadventures – she is a blogger living in Budapest and she makes beautiful dishes.
New Expeditions (Sides, Starters & Staples)
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Homemade Spiced Flour Tortillas from Chocolate Moosey
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Homemade Tofu from Kimchi MOM
Savory Mushroom & Herb Steel-Cut Oat Risotto from Foxes Love Lemons
Indian Moong Beans from Magnolia Days
Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto from Soni’s Food
Homemade Peanut Butter from Home Cooking Memories
Homemade Ricotta Cheese from Webicurean
Portuguese Chorizo Bread from Family Foodie
Grand Quests (Main Dishes)
Traditional Pork Tamales from Gourmet Drizzles
Braised Lamb Brisket with Lemon Oregano Yogurt Sauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Rice Burger from The Urban Mrs.
Pan-fried Scallops with Garlic Chili Linguine from Food Lust People Love
Miso-Glazed Salmon from The Foodie Patootie
Penne with Mustard and Chives from My Other City By The Bay
Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas) from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Spanish Baked Scallops from Momma’s Meals
Black Beans and Cheese Empanadas from Basic N Delicious
Pork Dim Sum from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Venison Steak Gyros from Curious Cuisiniere
Baked Tilapia with Parmesan Basil Sauce from Growing Up Gabel
Vegetarian Hortobagyi Pancakes from Happy Baking Days
Caribou & Andouille Chili from The Foodie Army Wife
Escapades (Sweet Treats & Spirited Companions)
Vegan Chocolate Mousse from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Zebra Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Multilayer Bars from What Smells So Good?
Meatball Grinders & How to Grind Meat from Cravings of a Lunatic
Rut-Busting Wines For New Cooking Adventures from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows from Vintage Kitchen
Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Leather from Juanita’s Cocina
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Macaroons from Noshing With The Nolands
Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from The Messy Baker
Bircher Muesli from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Hello Kitty Rice Krispies from The Ninja Baker
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from In The Kitchen With KP
Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Almond Tart from Hip Foodie Mom
Ombre Mini Cakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Chocolate Dipped Madeleines from Big Bear’s Wife
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