Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes

Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hungarian Lecso - Mixed Pepper Stew With Hungarian Sausage and Rice (Lecso Kolbaszal) by Clara Margaret Czegeny

Hungarian Lecso - Mixed Pepper Stew With Hungarian Sausage and Rice (Lecso Kolbaszal)

Hungarian Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage is also known as Sweet and Sour Purple Cabbage or Magyar Lila Kaposzta. Voros Kaposzta literally means red cabbage, is most commonly used by Hungarians in stir-fried and served with pork dishes or sometimes on fresh salads. It is also known as lilakaposzta - purple cabbage. Sweet and Sour Cabbage is a very traditionally Hungarian dish and is very popular with Austrians as well with variations of added apples and other spices.

Hungarian Stir-Fried Red Cabbage is an extremely delectable side dish. Even though vegetarian diet is still not very popular, Hungarian Red Cabbage stands out as one of a kind. I am delighted to present it the way my mother Helen Czegeny has prepared it for decades- one of my all time favourites. Any other preparation method just wouldn't be Hungarian. The caraway seed "makes" the cabbage flavours pop. The aromas of cabbage and vinegar fill the kitchen. Amazingly satisfying! It starts our red, but ends up purple!

  • 1 medium to large head Red Cabbage
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp caraway seed
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
Slice the cabbage thinly on mandolin slicer. Sauté onion in oil, add shredded red cabbage and stir-fry, stirring constantly with a wooden paddle spoon on high heat.

When the cabbage is fully softened, about 10-15 minutes, but still crunchy, add the other spices - salt, pepper, caraway seeds, sugar and vinegar to taste. As soon as you add the apple cider vinegar, the stir-fried cabbage will turn a brilliant purple. Maybe that's why the Hungarian jury is still not in on deciding on its name - red or purple.

Serving Suggestion: Piping hot with Roast Duck, Pork Shoulder Roast, Garlic Pork Chops or Pork Ribs and crispy oven-roasted potato wedges. We can't leave out serving it with fresh home-made Hungarian Sausage (Kolbasz).

Treat yourself to a new style of eating. Simple, flavourful, fresh ingredients and absolutely delightful.
Clara M. Czegeny is self-proclaimed Hot Hungarian Chef and Author of Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes Cookbook. 



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Monday, September 5, 2011

The Lord's Prayer - AZ ÚR IMÁDSÁGA

The Lord's Prayer 


Miatyánk, aki a mennyekben vagy,
Szenteltessék meg a Te neved.
Jöjjön el a Te országod,
Legyen meg a te akaratod,
Amint a mennyben, úgy a földön is.
Mindennapi kenyerünket add meg nekünk ma,
És bocsássd meg a mi vétkeinket,
miként mi is megbocsátunk az ellenünk vétkezőknek.
És ne vígy minket a kísértésbe,
de szabadíts meg a gonosztól.
Mert tiéd az Ország, a Hatalom és a Dicsőség,



1. Take time to work…
It is the price of success.
 2. Take time to think…
It is the source of power.
3. Take time to pray…
It is the secret of youth.
4. Take time to read…
It is the foundation of knowledge.
5. Take time to worship…
It is the highway of reverence and
washes the dust of earth from our
6. Take time to help and enjoy friends…
It is the source of happiness.
7. Take time to love…
It is the one sacrament of life.
8. Take time to dream…
It hitches the soul to the stars.
9. Take time to laugh…
It is the singing that helps with life’s
10. Take time to plan…
It is the secret of being able to have
time to take time for the first nine

Hungarian House Blessing - Magyar Házi Áldás

Hungarian House Blessing

Where there is Faith,

There is Love.

Where there is Love,

There is Peace.

Where there is Peace,

There is God.

Where there is God,
There is no need.

 Magyar Házi Áldás
 Hol hit, ott szeretet,

Hol szeretet, ott béke,

Hol béke, ott áldás,

Hol áldás, ott Isten

Hol Isten,

Ott szükség nincsen.

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