2010/06/08

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken) with nokedli (dumplings)

This is a classic Hungarian dish, and along with cabbage rolls, one of our very favorite things in the whole world (though I find myself saying that about a lot of food, to be honest) :) It's quite simple to make, and you'll love it every time.

Nokedli

Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Large pinch of salt

Directions
  1. In a mixing bowl, measure out the 2 cups of flour, and create a well in the middle.
  2. Beat your two eggs well, and then pour them into the well in the flour.
  3. Add your pinch of salt to the egg, and then mix egg and flour together with a fork.
  4. Adding a little bit of water at a time, mix flour/egg mixture with a fork until you come out with a sticky dough.
  5. Boil salted water in a large pot.
  6. Pinch or cut off about 1-inch pieces of dough and drop them into boiling water. Stir lightly to prevent them sticking to the bottom. When they begin to float, they are about done cooking.
  7. Fry dumplings in bacon fat or butter until lightly browned.

Csirkepaprikás

Ingredients
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 can tomatoes (crushed or diced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (we left this out)
  • 2 lbs chicken (breast or thighs)
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2-3 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp hot paprika (optional)
  • Lard or bacon fat

Directions
  1. In a large pot, cook onion in bacon fat over medium heat until soft and transparent.
  2. Add the chicken and paprika, mix together well, and cook until chicken begins to turn white.
  3. Add the tomatoes and pepper, and cook until chicken is nearly done.
  4. Mix the sour cream and flour together, and add to the pot.
  5. Stir together well, and leave over heat until mixture is hot again.
  6. If you like it with more sauce, you can add a bit more sour cream or some chicken stock.
  7. Taste and add paprika if needed.
  8. Serve over nokedli, and with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken)

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken)

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken)

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken)

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken)

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken)

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken)

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken)

Csirkepaprikás (paprika chicken)

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