Saturday, March 5, 2011

Túrós csusza (Pasta with curd cheese)

I have only posted the recipe of the famous Gulash a few minutes ago, but I though that this week I give you an extra recipe. So, I will show you something, which can be either salty or sweet. I chose 'Túrós csusza', because this meal is my mom's favourite Hungarian dish. This pasta is said to be special, because you can prepare it as a main menu, or as a dessert. In the section of 'Notes from the writer' I will explain you why it is true.

3 tablespoon cooking oil (étolaj)
1 teaspoonful salt ()
70 g (2,47 oz) smoked, raw bacon (füstölt csemegeszalonna)
250 g (8,82 oz) curd cheese (tehéntúró)
250 g (8,82 oz) dried pasta like this: 

How to become master of the Hungarian kitchen #4
Cut the bacon into little cubes and brown it in a frying pan. Put water with a little salt and cooking oil into the pot. When the water boils, add the pasta to the water and cook it for about 10-12 minutes. Then pour off the pasta. Wash it with cold water, so the pieces won't stick together. This is a very important step! After all these steps are ready, mix the pasta with a little curd cheese. Put a little pasta on a plate and add sour cream (as much as you like) and bacon on the top.

Notes from the writer
As I mentioned in the first section, this is special. There are people, who put lecsó (see a former post) on the top of the pasta. Others, like my mom, eat it as a dessert. This means that she doesn't put bacon on the top, but sugar. It is very tasty this way, too. 


tünci said...

hm... delicious!!! :) I love it ;)

Martian said...


Dr. Ryan James said...

This is one of my favorites too, but only with the bacon.

Virág Németh said...


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