Sunday, 13 November 2016

Home Made Hungarian Goulash.

Thanks for the comments on my last post and also for reading it.  Following on from last post.  We decided to have a go at making Hungarian Goulash  yesterday.  Here you are:


This is is said to be a traditional meal that can be either a soup or stew.  It's said to have it's origins from the Hungarian cattle and sheep herder's who lived in the Hungarian countryside.  So it can be made with mutton or beef.  I believe in Germany they make it from sausages.  I love Paprika and I think it gives a bit of thump instead of plain beef stew.  I found the recipe on the BBC Hairy Biker's Recipe page.

I would love to visit Hungary one day.  One of my favourite (seen them 4 times) English rock bands is Jethro Tull.  One of the songs from the Crest Of A Knave album is called Budapest.  Thanks to You Tube and the kind folk who put these videos on there.    Anybody else like Jethro Tull?






12 comments:

  1. A bit of brightness in my day, Hungarian goulash and Jethro Tull...thanks. yesterday I listened to a little Leonard Cohen RIP

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  2. Hi LA. I wish I had seen Leonard Cohen when he played Ireland. I often play him. He was a poet and a singer and a novelist. A great man.

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  3. You can add dump fried egg on top and a gherkin or two on the plate and a hot dog sausage and call it a 'zigeuner goulash'. But I just read something in a museum that said it has been decided that the word 'zigeuner' is no longer politically correct, so I don't know if restaurants over here will have to rename it 'romany goulash' or something along those lines in the future, but for now 'zigeuner goulash' is on the menu. My favourite 'kartoffel' (potato) goulash will have no such problems.

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  4. Thanks Gwil. Politically Correct Goulash. What ever next? Thanks!

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  5. I prepare a similar dish from my Czech & Slovac cookery book, but it is made with chicken and bacon (instead of beef) and paprika and tomatoes and red peppers. It is recommended to be served with potato cakes and dumplings. I like Jethro Tull and Leonard Cohen.

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  6. Czech and Slovac cookery book Rachel? Sounds really interesting. Chicken, bacon and paprika and toms and red peppers. Sounds really good. Yeah Tull and Leonard Cohen are great. Congrats on getting the England score right too.

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    1. I found book in the library a few years ago. I noted that lots of the recipes are cooked with lard so had to have it! I bought my own copy and now use several recipes from it, quite like my mum's cooking, simple and tasty.

      Just watching Belgium and Estonia,should be a good win for Belgium. Thanks.

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    2. Hi Rachel. Not seen lard for years. We eat quite of plain food too. I always want spicy and the kitchen is like a cafe with 3 different meals.

      8 - 1. Sounds a cracker. United play the Arsenal next week. Should be worth watching. Thanks!

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  7. Love Jethro Tull here! And goulash! Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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    1. Hello Anonymous. Good to know they like Tull in the states. My favourite American band is Kansas. I actually got to see them in Poland in 2014. Never believed that I would ever see them. They didn't disappoint. Thanks for your comment.

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  8. Looks good. I remember cooking goulash years ago when I was being taught to cook by my mother. Trouble was the cut of meat she gave me to trim out was a breast of lamb. Took hours just to get the meat ready!

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  9. Thanks Kev. Good on you for having the patience to trim the breast of lamb. I always get told that I use every pot and pan and cutlery when I cook.

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