Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup) recipe for #FoodieExtravaganza! This simple soup only has a few ingredients and is the perfect comfort food for a chilly winter day.
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Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup)
For National Potato Lovers Day, I am sharing this recipe for Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup)! Pieces of potato are simmered in a broth (or water) with bay leaves just until tender. At the end, a roux is mixed in with a little paprika.
Serve with white vinegar, some parsley, and a dollop of sour cream. It is especially delicious with a couple slices of rustic bread.
The sausage is completely optional. I just happened to have some in the refrigerator and it added a wonderful flavor.
Be careful not to allow the paprika to burn. It can become bitter. I mixed it into the flour after removing the pan from heat.
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Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup) Recipe
Adapted from Zsuzsa in the Kitchen
Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
- 6 ounces sliced Hungarian sausage or kielbasa optional
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 3 large russet potatoes
- 2 bay leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
- White vinegar
- Freshly chopped parsley
- Sour cream
- Rustic bread
- In a large pot, drizzle 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage if using and cook until golden and the fat has rendered. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon, leaving the fat in the pan.
- Add the onion to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Mix in the garlic and cook just until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minutes.
- Pour in the chicken broth, followed by the potatoes, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the potatoes are tender. If using, add the browned sausage slices back to the pot. Continue to cook until just heated through.
- In a small pan, drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth and cook until golden and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in the paprika. Stir into the soup.
- Transfer the soup to individual bowls, season as desired with white vinegar, top with parsley and sour cream, and serve with slices of rustic bread.