Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a family recipe. Not exactly sure where this one originated from. Its great served with rice, or with crusty bread. Or you can get adventurous, and add a couple of spicy sausages to it, (cut into 1/2 inch chunks), for a hearty winter meal.
- 1 green pepper, cut into strips
- 1 red pepper, cut into strips
- 1 orange bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
- 1 large onion, cut into strips
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
- 3 tomatoes, skinned &,chunked
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- Fry the onion in oil over med-low heat until clear.
- Add paprika& mix well.
- Add peppers& fry 2 or 3 more minutes.
- Add Tomatoes& cook another minute.
- Turn heat a little lower, add eggs& stir to coat, until just cooked.
I Grew up to a mother that made and preserved this every fall!! Ate, throughout the year! I learned and expanded! Yes, but......we were informed, traditionally, nothing but Hungarian Hot Peppers (Hot banana peppers) Magyar Colbas is also a Must! Onion and Tomato!! But, she also swears to have......say.....3 to 4 Sweat Bell Peppers (Yellow, Red or Orange) along with about a a Dozen Hot Peppers! 3 Mid onions. She also added, Hungarian Sausage with the Magyar Colbas! 3-4 cloves of garlic! A ton of Hungarian paprika! Also, either with the pasta pellets, egg, but more likely, with rice! Just loved it!! now, she has 2 sons and a daughter passing it on, and a handful of Grand Kids!! Served with breaded Pork Culets and Bread!! MMMM!!
Oh yes, lecso. My very favourite meal. I make this in the late summer when the hungarian yellow peppers are seasonal. It really makes a difference to use them. Instead of cooking eggs into this dish, I prefer cooking rice. Just add enough water for the rice to soak up. Also, I aways add either Hungarian sausage or simple simple weiner if the sausage isn't available. This is such a great dish, so fresh. It's also freezable to enjoy all winter. Just freeze before you add the tomatoes. Once thawed you can add the tomatoes and rice. Very easy and quick on any work night.
Excellent quickie meal for when you don't want to cook. I left out the tomatoes because I'm pregnant and fried tomato currently nauseates me but I'm sure they would go well with this. Works very well with rice and looks pretty too!