Archive for the ‘European’ Category

Ärtsoppa (Swedish Dried Pea Soup)

A twist on your standard split pea soup Ärtsoppa Ingredients 1 lb yellow dried peas 8 c water 2 c fine diced onion 1/8th tsp pepper 1 large carrot, diced 1 tsp salt 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried ginger pinch nutmeg 1 whole, skinned onion studded with cloves 3 ham hocks or 1 […]

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All Day Mince and Tatties

This is a comfort food dish. Bland and meant to make you warm and full when you feel tired. All Day Mince and Tatties Ingredients 2 lb ground beef 2 small onions, minced 4 lb potatoes, chunked 1 ½ tbsp. lemon juice 1 ½ c baby peas 1 ½ c diced carrots 4 c beef […]

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Beef Paprikash

Another simple, comforting Hungarian dish that I like to throw on when I want the entire house to smell amazing. Beef Paprikash Instructions 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 pounds beef rump roast, cut into 1″ pieces 2 onions, halved and sliced 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 4 cloves garlic, finely diced 2 red or green […]

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Americanized Plov

For years I called this Plov. I know that it isn’t traditional. You can go from village to village in Hungary and have 8- different variations. However, a fellow blogger was very rude and informed me that any Hungarian worth their salt would spit in it because it wasn’t plov. Apparently my plov caused much […]

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Steak & Cheese Tartiflette

Traditionally a tartiflette is kind of like a French potato au gratin dish with the only meat being lardon. I’ve taken the dish and done a twist on it to elevate the meal from a side dish to a main course casserole. I’ve tried variations on the meat including pork and hamburger, but the steak […]

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Tuscanny Chicken Stew

When most people think of Italian food, they think of noodles and heavy cheese- which is Americanized Italian food. In truth, real Italian food is nothing of the sort. Fresh ingredients, bright tastes, healthy.. That’s real Italian. This is a simple stew that you can throw together in no time, then just sit back and […]

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Traditional Roast Beef Hash (And Quick Gravy Recipe)

When most people think of roast beef hash, they think of this gelatinous stuff that comes out of a can or this greasy stuff served up in a diner. Real hash is nothing like it. It is a comfort food, which means that it might not be exactly healthy for you to eat all of […]

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Hungarian Sausage And Paprika Potatoes Skillet

At least once a week, this meal ends up being cooked in my house. It is the go to comfort food. I’ve tried several different varieties of sausage, but the favorite to date is Aidell’s Chicken and Apple Sausage (it adds a subtle sweet flavor that really uplifts the paprika and caramelized onions). If you […]

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