If you visit Lake Balaton this summer, it is worth trying out these Hungarian beach foods! We have collected the most popular ones and included their recipes – so that you can enjoy them at home too!
Lángos is definitely the most well-known and beloved Hungarian beach food. Several different recipes exist, but here is the recipe of Nosalty, called “a true beach lángos”:
Microwave the milk in a glass for 5-10 seconds, then add the sugar and yeast. Next, cover the glass for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, sift the flour into a deep bowl, add salt, make a well in the center and pour in the yeast milk. Add enough lukewarm water to make a fairly soft dough, but make sure it is not too much. Now, all there is left to do is wait. Let the dough double in size within approximately an hour. After that, in a deep bowl, heat 10 centimeters of oil until very hot. Take approx. 5-6 cm pieces from the dough, spread them well with oiled hands, and fry them in hot oil for about 2-4 minutes.
As for the topping, Hungarians usually put sour cream and grated cheese on the finished lángos.
This famous Hungarian pancake is not only popular but also delicious. If you are looking for something sweet on the beach, you should definitely try out palacsinta! Here is the recipe from mindmegette.hu:
First, pour the milk into a mixing bowl and add the egg, oil, and a pinch of salt and mix thoroughly. Measure the flour and mix it into a thick, creamy dough. Finally, add soda or carbonated mineral water. Try to stir the dough until it is lump-free. Before baking, let it rest for at least 10-15 minutes. After the rest, it is time for baking! Pour a little oil into the hot pan before frying the first pancake and start baking the pancakes one by one, on both sides.
For a final touch, choose a filling for your palacsinta. From sugar to chocolate and vanilla sauce, everything goes. Moreover, a special version of palacsinta is filled with meat, cheese and garlic.
If you are at Lake Balaton, you can probably smell boiled corncobs from a distance. They are quick and easy to make and delicious! Have a look at the recipe written by sobors.hu, and try it out yourself.
First, remove the corn husk and put the corn in a saucepan. However, you can also put in the leaves to make it tastier. Then pour enough water into the saucepan to cover the corns. After boiling, cook for a quarter of an hour. After the 15-20 minutes are over, remove the saucepan from the stove. Add some salt or butter to the corn and enjoy this healthy beach food!
Source: sobors.hu, mindmegette.hu, nosatly.hu