Introduction: Authentic Hungarian "Krumplileves”, (Creamy Potato Soup With Sausage)

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This is an authentic Hungarian recipe for Creamy Potato Soup with Sausage, full of flavor, a definite comfort food on those cooler evenings.

This Hungarian Soup (she calls it “Krumplileves”, which means “Creamy Potato Soup with Sausage”. This recipe has been a family favorite for many generations!!

Step 1: Authentic Hungarian "Krumplileves”, by C. Kiss.

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I received this recipe from my mother in-law. She was born in Budapest Hungarian 1925, with her husband, she moved to America when she was in her mid-thirties She brought many family recipes. Today, at 93, she still loves to cook for an army.,LOL!

Step 2: Ingredients:

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6 ounces smoked Hungarian sausage (or chorizo sausages), cut into half-moons

1 medium white onion, roughly chopped

2 - 3cloves of garlic, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

3 large potatoes, Yukon Gold or Russet, peeled, cubed, or cut into 4’s (these potatoes hold their shape well after boiling)

4-5 cups vegetable or chicken broth or stock

3 bay leaves

4 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons flour

2 teaspoons sweet Hungarian Paprika

1/8 teaspoon hot Hungarian Paprika (optional)

1/2 cup sour cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Red peppers, white vinegar, sour cream and hot sauce for garnishing.

Step 3: Directions:

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Heat a heavy bottomed frypan over medium heat. Add a few drops of olive oil and add the cut-up sausage or chorizo.

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Cook the sausage until crisp and fat has rendered, about 5 minutes. Spoon the sausage out onto a plate and set aside, retaining the oil.

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To the reserved oil in the pan, add the chopped onions and bell peppers, sauté until soft, about 4-5 minutes.

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Add the chopped garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute, careful not to burn the garlic.

Step 7: Meanwhile:

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In a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot, add the broth and potatoes. Over medium low heat, bring to a simmer and cook, partially covered, until potatoes are tender, about 6 minutes.

Step 8: While Soup Is Simmering:

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JUST before you add the liquids, stir the tomato paste into the vegetables along with the other seasonings.

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Carefully, add about 1 cup of the HOT potato liquid to tomato/veggies, mix to combine.

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Gently, pour the mixture to the soup, careful not to splatter on yourself!! Mix to combine evenly.

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Then add the reserved sausage. Oh, don't forget the bay leaves!!!!

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Again, cover, over low heat, simmer until potatoes are almost tender, about 5 minutes.

Step 13: Thicken Soup:

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Make a light roux, to thicken your soup. Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of flour to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 1 – 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

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Remove from heat, set aside to cool.

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When the oil and flour mixture has cooled, combine mixture with 1/2 cup of broth from the soup.

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Add the sour cream and more paprika, if you desire, mix well.

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SLOWLY, pour the mixture to the soup, while you’re mixing the soup to avoid lumps. Continue to cook soup, until the vegetables are tender.

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If soup is too thick, simply add some broth or water to thin out.

Step 19: Toppings:

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Garnish with sour cream, red peppers, onions, vinegar, or, hot sauce, (such as Erős Pista, a popular spicy sauce made from hot paprika and salt is used in Hungary), if using sauce, use cautiously, adjusting the flavor to your taste.

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I served the soup with some crusty multigrain Italian bread. Yummy rich in flavors and wonderful cool weather comfort food!!!


TheCoffeeDude (author)2017-04-22

Looks amazing! I can't wait to try it!

cyann04 (author)TheCoffeeDude2017-04-24

Thank you and I hope you'll send pics!!

cyann04 (author)TheCoffeeDude2017-04-22

Thank you, if you have any questions, I'll be glad to help....

BigCthulhu (author)2017-04-23

I'm so happy to meet the one of my favourite soup here:-) Will perhaps the next issue be: "How to make the famous Hungarian 'Túrós csusza pörccel'?" (We made it for our Polish friend last year, they didn't believe that it was possible to make a food with those ingredients:-)

Erős Pista RULEZ! (there is a bigger brother name Haragos Pista (Steve, the Furious) - that is more hot than any kind of normal chilli...)

There is life beyond the BurgerKing!

Congrat, dear, and for your mom in law too from Hungary!

És magyarul is: Nagyon örülök, hogy az egyik kedvenc levesemmel talákoztam itt. Lehet, hogy legközelebbi cikk a túrós csuszát mutatja be? (Tavaly a lengyel barátainknak csináltuk meg, és nem akarták elhinni, hogy ezekből a hozzávalókból is lehet kaját csinálni.:-)

Az Erős Pista tényleg RULEZ, de most már lett egy nagy tesó is, a Haragos Pista - bármelyik csilinél is durvábban erős:-)

Van élet a Burger Kingen túl is!

Szívből gratulálok, a kedves mamának is, innen Magyarországról!


cyann04 (author)BigCthulhu2017-04-23

A big “thank you” for writing me BigCthulhu!!! I hope you can give the recipe a try soon. If so, please free to let me know how your Hungarian "Krumplileves turns out.

Thanks again BigCthulhu , Cyann :)

Egy nagy "köszönöm" BigCthulhu írására!
Remélem, hamarosan megkaphatja a receptet. Ha igen, kérlek ossza meg velem, hogy a magyar "Krumplileves" kiderül.

Köszönjük ismét BigCthulhu, Cyann :)

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