Hungarian Scrambled Eggs
Fancy a filling and delicious breakfast? Why not have some Hungarian scrambled eggs? Scrambled eggs with sausage and smoked bacon. Sounds good to me.
I’m doing a recipe post for Hungary and I’m not making Hungarian Goulash?!? What is this blasphemy?!?
I was going to make Hungarian Goulash. I actually learned how to make Hungarian Goulash in Budapest. It tasted amazing. We also made Mushroom Paprikash and sour cherry soup. And some kind of pastry or pancake thing filled with sweetened cottage cheese whose name I can’t remember but it forever changed my opinion of cottage cheese for the better. I haven’t made any of them since. I’m just worried I wouldn’t do it right without guidance. And it was so much better than any of the stews I had had here called goulash.
Hungarian goulash is actually a soup not a stew. And they didn’t add any tomatoes to it. All the red depth of flavour came from the paprika. And the peppers in the dish were mild Hungarian yellow peppers.
Peppers are very big in Hungarian and they rightly take pride in their peppers and pepper derived products.
Paprika. It’s an amazing spice.
So rather than make something I know is great badly, I thought let’s do something new. And also let’s have breakfast.
What’s there to see and do in Hungary?
I’ve only been to Budapest. It’s a beautiful city. The views along the Danube look particularly striking at night. The city is divided in two my the river. Pest is the east side and Buda the west.
Let me get some good list of things to do there.
These lists are also making me realise how lazy a tourist I am. I’ve only done a few of these.
But it’s just about the inspiration for going there really, isn’t it?
What about the rest of Hungary?
And for food lovers?
I hadn’t yet stopped eating gluten when I went to Budapest. I suspect it’s not that easy to manage as a coeliac there. But let’s see what the verdict is online. – Well, I’m wrong. Apparently it’s easier than I thought.
Back to Hungarian Scrambled Eggs
Did you know that there was a Hungarian scrambled egg dish? I didn’t.
The recipe calls for Gyulai which is one of the many traditional Hungarian sausages. I do not have any Gyulai and I’m opting for ingredients I can easily find in my local supermarkets. So I’m using chorizo which is meant to be a good substitute for Gyulai. Also I love chorizo.
I made a couple of other substitutions. I’ve swapped the milk for cream. And I’m using chives rather than onions. As well, I added in a little parsley. Because I like parsley.