Prep 1 hr
Cook 50 mins
This is one of traditional early summer North Croatian stews. I am sure they eat something similar in Hungary since we have shared the same history for more than 500 years. This is my grand-grandmother recipe, almost 200 years old.
- 1000 g butternut squash
- 100 g onions
- 7 g lard
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon paprika (Hungarian red, sweet, dried)
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 100 g sour cream
- 10 g dill (fresh) (optional)
- Cut butternut squash into stripes like thick spaghetti (we buy it usually already cut on the market).
- Salt it and add vinegar and leave it stay for 60 minutes. It must start to leave juices.
- Melt lard and add finely minced onion. Sauté onions until translucent, add flour, stir it until brownish; add cold water and make creamy liquid.
- Add red paprika and some more water.
- Squeeze squash with hands to remove water from it and than add into a pot. Stir it and add some fresh water to cover it.
- Cook gently (it can easily burn) until butternut squash is soft. Before serving add minced dill and sour cream. Serve with pork schnitzels and potato.