Paprika is sweet and/or pungent dried red pepper and a staple in the Hungarian kitchen. Paprikash is made by stewing your ingredients in a thick, paprika-based gravy-like base.
Recipe from Az Ìnyesmester Szakácskônyve (The Expert’s Cookbook)
Ingredients for Potato Paprikash
- 1-1/2 kilos (3-1/4 lbs) potatoes
- 4 oz bacon or 3 oz lard
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 or 3 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 t paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
In frying pan, cook bacon or lard, add finely chopped onion, and brown till golden. Add chopped tomatoes, green pepper rings, and paprika. Cook until pepper is well wilted.
Peel and quarter the potatoes. Add the bacon/tomato/pepper mixture, barely cover with water, and simmer until tender and liquid is reduced to a thick gravy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.