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Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes 1  

In this section you will learn more about my first book Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™, the "Red Book".  It is a wonderful collection of Hungarian heritage recipes, passed down from generation to generation in my family.
Enjoy browsing through the contents, sample recipes and photos that make it a colorful, and treasured keepsake. 
In the first section you will discover how unique and original Hungarian Red Paprika is.  It is our national spice, although it was brought to Hungary by the Turks in the 16-17th century.  Today, Hungary is  still the biggest producer of the best quality red paprika powder in the World.  Our red paprika lands is magic to many of Hungary's famous dishes, such as Hungarian Goulash, Hungarian Goulash Soup. 
Spices, Oils and Herbs
I use many different spices, oils, and herbs in my dishes from Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes.  There are various types of oils that are healthier than others, but I prefer to use "Grape Seed Oil" and "Extra Virgin Olive Oil"  the most.  I will also share with you some of the health benefits of spices and herbs that I use.
Grape Seed oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Caraway Seeds
Celery Root
Lemon Zest
Peppers, Chilli Peppers
You will find extensive explanation of the health benefits of all the above listed herbs.  For example
Studies have shown that garlic improves immune function, giving our natural defence system a boost, and helping it conserve our levels of antioxidants in our system.  It is this strengthening of the immune system that aids in its support for other health related condition....   
learn more from my book
 History of Hungarian Wine
All of these wines are available at the Canadian LCBO stores.  Even smaller stroes carry "Tokaji Aszu", which is the most famous Hungarian white wine.  It is also called the nectar of the Gods.  Bulls Blood is also another world famous wine from Hungary.  It is a deep red colored, robust wine.  Learn the legend of "Bulls blood".  You'll be surprised to learn where the name came from.  Debroi is another well-knows and sought after quality white golden wine.  Try them, you won't be dissappointed.  Ask me if you need to know what food to pair them with.


You will find out more details about
this section in the "Hungarian Wine"
page of this website. 
You will find many interesting dishes in my Appetizer section of the book, such as
Honeydew Melon Fruit Salad with Orange Blossom Honey
Fruit Salad in Watermelon Basket
Hungarian Cucumber Salad
Baked Figs with Port Reduction & Cheese
Imitation Crab Salad
Arugula Salad with Truffle Dressing
Shaved Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream
Baked Eggs A 'la Helen
Summer Vegetable Salad with Olives and Cheese
I will share a sample recipe with you to give a little taste of my kitchen.
Free Recipe
Shaved Shaved Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream
1     large English cucumber, shaved or thinly sliced
3     cloves of garlic
4     tablespoon of chopped, fresh dill
1/2  teaspoon salt
       zest of a lime
Shave cucumbers and place them in a deep mixing bowl.  Sprinkle salt and garlic over it.  Mix well by hand to coat cucumbers with the salt and garlic.  Let stand for about 5-10 minutes, squeeze all the liquid out of cucumbers. Place them in the serving bowl.  Add sour-cream, dill and lime zest, mix well.
Soups are a regular staple of the Hungarian kitchen. 
Every main meal starts with soup.  Holiday meals also
include soup.  
Helen's Zucchini Soup
Hungarian Meatball Soup (Husgomboc leves)
Hungarian Bean Goulash Soup
Hungarian Goulash Soup
Hungarian Chicken Soup
Pork and Dill "Csorba" Soup
Hunter Soup with Mushrooms
Hungarian Potato Soup
Peasant Split Pea Soup
Hungarian Dumpling Soup
Hungarian Fish Soup
Hungarian Chilled Summer Fruit Soup (on photo)
Hungarian Green Pea Soup
Hungarian Cauliflower Soup
Cold Cucumber Soup
Hungarian Bean Soup




Main Dishes


I have included many traditional dishes and original creations, as well as family favorites in this extensive section. 


I hope that you will find your own new favorites here and create a family tradition that will stand the test of time.


Traditional Hungarian Goulash

Fasirt (Hungarian Burger)

Gypsy Steak

Barbecued Ribs

Hungarian Chicken Goulash

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash with Mushrooms

Stuffed Pork Roast

Hungarian Layered Potato

Hungarian Lamb Goulash with Red Wine

Hungarian Pork Goulash

Hungarian Beef Goulash

Hungarian Mushroom Goulash

Hungarian Tripe Goulash

Hungarian Pork Feet Goulash

Wiener Schnitzel

Parisian Breaded Pork

Roasted Christmas Plate "Disznotoros"

Peasant Plate "Fatanyeros"

Hungarian Rice and Meat

Solet - Solent

Breaded Cauliflower

Breaded Mushrooms

Breaded Eggplant

Hungarian Cabbage Rolls

Hungarian Layered Sour Kraut

"Lecso" Hungarian Specialty

Hungarian Liver Paprikash

Pork Roast a 'la Helen

Leg of Lamb Roast (seen on photo)

Stuffed Short Rib Rolls

Hungarian Stuffed Meatloaf I.

Hungarian Stuffed Meatloaf II.

Hungarian Roasted Duck

"Vadas" with Bun Balls

Hungarian Stuffed Peppers

Pork Tenderloin with Apple & Prune Stuffing

Meat Rolls & Fettuccini with Mushrooms

Hungarian Fried Chicken

Garlic Short-ribs with Marjoram

Hungarian Potato Goulash with Dumplings

Pasta Putannesca a 'la Helen

Olive Galore

Tomato-Basil Salad

Bacon Baked Fish

Short Ribs Baked in Red Wine


Chicken with Green Peas

Oven Roasted Cornish Hen

Chicken Breast with Apples & Zucchini

Baked Pork Chops

Standing Rib Roast

Pork Baked in Red Wine

Baked Chicken & Potatoes

Peasant Chicken

Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce

Lecso Roast

Helen's Pork Roast

Braised Pork a 'la Brasso

Sour Cabbage Salad

White Wine Roasted Cornish Hen

Beef Baked Pork

Peach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Oven Baked Rabbit


Side Dishes


I believe that side dishes are just as important as main dishes when it comes to the visual appearance of a meal that you serve. 


After all, you start "tasting" your with with your eyes first.



There are many versatile side dishes in my book, add them to your favorite main dishes to create variety at dinner time.


Rizibizi (Hungarian Rice and Peas)

Hungarian Parsley Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes (seen on photo)

Oven Roasted Potatoes with Bacon

Hungarian Vegetable Salad (Francia salata)

Oven Roasted Garden Rice

Onion Smashed Potatoes

Nokedli (Hungarian Noodle Droplets)


Cakes, Pastries & Sweets


My cake sections includes several traditional Hungarian recipes, tortes, holiday pastries. You will also find a few chocolate truffle creations.

Hungarian Tourism Board  


Sacher Cake

Walnut Cake

Sour Cherry Rum Bake

Chocolate Filled Pretzels

Eszterhazy Torte (Cake)

Hungarian Floating Islands

Crapes a 'la Gundel

Hungarian Crapes

Dobos Torte

Gerbeaud Slice (Zserbo)

Lemon Custard Dream

Beigli (seen on photo)

Three-colored Egg Bread

Hungarian Apple Donut


Red Chilli Truffles

Marzipan Truffles


Breads, Biscuits & Bread-sticks



Bread is a very important staple of the Hungarian kitchen.  Many people still bake bread and there are several


bakeries even in every city.  They are being delivered to stores at dawn, so everyone who desires the taste of freshly baked bread, rolls or pastries could have access to them every day. 


There are several delicious old recipes in my book, that were passed down in my family from  generation to generation.  I also included other international family favorites. 


Olive Buns

Jalapeno Bread

Crusty Bread

Bread Stick

Walnut Rolls

Hungarian Biscuits

Olive & Sun-dried Tomato Foccaccia


Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Fouggasse