Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a very easy, very Hungarian potato dish which is great served with smoked sausage.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
- 6 large potatoes, diced 3/4 inch (waxy type)
- 1 small green pepper, diced
- 1 large tomatoes, peeled and diced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large saucepan, melt butter and olive oil together.
- Sauté the onions for 5 minutes.
- Put all of the rest of the ingredients into the pot, just barely covering the potatoes with water.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
- Avoid stirring as much as you can to keep the potatoes from breaking apart.
- Cook for 30 minutes or until tender.
do try! it's delicious!
I really enjoyed this recipe a lot- cheap ingredients, but its hearty, and warms the belly too. I followed the recommendation for adding sausage- in my case I went with knackwurst and it worked out very well. I cooked the meat first before the onions, and then followed the rest of the recipe. I will be making this one again, though maybe with less hot paprika (would 1/2 hot and 1/2 sweet work?) so the wife can enjoy some too.
The recipe very close to the original. Hungarians did not cook it with olive oil. We used smoked bacon, and sauted the onion on the bacon greeze. Put the cut up potatos on top of it, mixed with hungarian paprika and covered it with hot water. Sometimes used a touch of caraway seed which was sauted with the onion also. This really was a poor man's dish, but on good days we "upgrated" it with sausage too.