Recipe Of The Week: Layered Potatoes

  • 8 Oct 2018 7:58 AM
Recipe Of The Week: Layered Potatoes
"Rakott Krumpli" is a typical Hungarian home-made main dish, hence you can never find it on menus of elegant restaurants. However this local delight is a favourite in the kitchens of Hungarian families, and sometimes in cheap and cheerful Hungarian self-service eateries.

Ingredients: potatoes, eggs, smoked sausage, sour cream (full fat!), some butter, a little bit of bread crumbs, cheese, salt and pepper.

Boil and peel potatoes and eggs (the best ratio is 1:1), let cool then slice. (As thin as you can handle: potatoes about 0.5 cm; eggs, no comment.)

Butter all sides of a deep pan, pour in the breadcrumbs and shake the pan till it's nicely coated. (I know you've got a dishwasher, but back in my days it was quite the task to scrub the pan out.) 

From here on, the preparation is sheer fun: all you do is artfully layer the ingredients in the pan. Start with one layer of potatoes (salt and pepper), then eggs (salt and pepper), and then the thinly sliced sausage, topped with a generous amount of sour cream. Repeat process.

When the pan is full, finish with a layer of sour cream, and then grate cheese on the top.

Bake till the cheese melts and gains a bit of color.

Recipe from Iren Bencze


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