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Hungarians are especially passionate about their meat stews, casseroles, steaks, roasted pork, beef, poultry, lamb or game. The mixing of different varieties of meat is a traditional feature of the Hungarian cuisine. Goulash, stuffed peppers, stuffed cabbages or Fatanyeros (Hungarian mixed grill on wooden platter) can combine beef and pork, and sometimes mutton. Goulash is a stew with more gravy or a soup using meat with bones, paprika, caraway, vegetables and potato or different tiny dumplings or pasta simmered along with the meat. Other famous Hungarian meat stews would be paprikas, a paprika stew, meat simmered in thick creamy paprika gravy and porkolt, a Hungarian stew with boneless meat (usually beef or pork), onion, and sweet paprika powder, both served with nokedli (small dumplings). In old fashioned dishes, fruits like plums and apricots are cooked with meat or in piquant sauces/stuffings for game, roasts and other cuts.
Photos: 1. Hungarian Gulyás made in Osaka, Japan, 2005, M Louis.2.Cubanelle Peppers. USDA photo by Bill Tarpenning. 3. Hortobagyi palacsinta – Hungarian filled pancake, Hortobagy-style, 2007, Themightyquill 4. Dobos cake at Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest, Hungary, 2007, Savannah Grandfather. Featured Image: Magyar kenyer, Hungarian Bread, Takkk.
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