Hungarian gastronomy is special. There are many famous Hungarian dishes. But which ones are the most photographed? Our article will tell you.
The most popular dishes
A research was carried out by the Dutch company Thuisbezorgd.nl. The research looked at which foods were the most photographed and which foods are the most often displayed on Instagram.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, pizza topped the list. There were 86,380,378 posts about pizza. Sushi finished in second place with 45,136,853 posts. Hamburger made it to third place with 33,054,250 Instagram photos. That means Italian, Asian and American dishes are on the podium. But what about Hungarian gastronomy?
There are many types of lecsó in the world, but perhaps the French version of ratatouille is the most famous. The Hungarian version is also a vegetable ragout. The main ingredients are tomatoes, peppers and onions. Bacon and sausages are added sometimes for extra flavour. Hungarian people can be put into two categories: there are those who eat lecsó with eggs while the rest prefers this wholesome dish without it.
Chicken paprikash, also known as chicken with paprika, is a popular Hungarian dish. It contains paprika, pepper, garlic, green pepper, tomatoes, sour cream and meat. The dish is less than 200 years old. It was really famous among the peasants of the Lowlands. Back then, it was made from beef or sheep, which was replaced by chicken.
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The pogácsa is a small round savoury pastry. There are several varieties, including potato, butter, sheep’s cheese, cabbage and cheese. Kristóf Sirmai, a Piarist monk, first wrote down a recipe for the Hungarian scones in his cookbook at the end of the 18th century. The ash-fried scones also appear in several Hungarian folk tales. The hero often receives scones as a farewell gift before he sets on a journey.
Pörkölt — Stew
Pörkölt is one of the most popular Hungarian dishes that are made with juicy paprika. It started out as a shepherd’s dish in the Lowlands, and writers from the 1780s onwards keep mentioning it in their work. The bases of the stew are ground peppers and diced beef.
Stuffed cabbage consists of sauerkraut, minced meat, rice, eggs and sour cream. It is a typical dish of Hungarian cuisine, which originates both from the Lowlands and Transylvania. Stuffed cabbage is the predecessor of cabbage meat which was already widely consumed in the second half of the 1600s.
The top 10 most photographed Hungarian dishes on Instagram also include fish soup, cottage cheese dumplings, meat soup, goulash soup and casserole potatoes.
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