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Laura: Hungarian recipe

Laura: Hungarian recipe

Park, Kansas—I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. One of the best things about owning a harvest crew is getting to meet so many people, from a variety of places and all walks of life. I’m glad that our business not only affords individuals a means to earn income, but also travel, make memories and experience things they may not otherwise have the chance to do. On the flip side, each member not only fills a needed position on the team, but also provides our family with diverse, positive experiences and memories we may not have had they not joined the crew. It can really be a win-win!

The other day, the children and I were out at the farm because I needed to mow the yard. To my surprise, Gabe, one of our returning team members currently on site, invited us to share some soup he had made for his evening meal. Not only was I off dinner duty (yea!), but we got to try something new. He is from Romania but his family has Hungarian roots which is where his recipe stems from. It was definitely different than anything I have ever had and we all enjoyed it. As if the soup wasn’t enough, he even made “pancakes,” a crepe-like bread, for dessert. It was so nice to be on the other side of supper preparation and we appreciated the opportunity to learn more about where Gabe is from.

If you are interested in the recipe, I have included it below. I realize there are not exact measurements for all the ingredients. You can adjust amounts depending on taste, how many people are present or the amount of leftovers you desire.

Garden Soup Recipe

Brown bacon in the pot
Add onion, cook until they are translucent
Add finely chopped salad and add water until the salad is just submerged
Boil until salad is very soft

In another pan, scramble at least four eggs. Chop into small pieces and add the small pieces on top of salad in the soup pot.

Crack four more eggs into a bowl and add two tablespoons of sour cream. Add broth from the pot to the bowl until the mixture in the bowl is nearly as hot as the soup. Mix together.

Finally, pour the mixture from the bowl into the pot. Mix. 

Serve in bowls and add a soup spoon full of vinegar to each bowl. Add a dab of Eros pista, a popular Hungarian chili sauce, and paprika to taste. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Mowing is one of my favorite chores. No really, I’d rather be hot and covered in dust anytime than have to do inside housework!

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Little Man and Gabe enjoying the soup.

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Add a dab of this and a spoonful of vinegar to your bowl of soup for extra flavor.

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Garden soup.

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Pancakes (crepes) for dessert. Spread with some preserves. I like mine with butter, cinnamon and sugar.

All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, Agri-Pro, Gleaner, BASF, and High Plains Journal. Laura can be reached at laura@allaboardharvest.com.

2 Comments
  • Carmen Ostrander
    Posted at 14:49h, 03 September

    What exactly was the ‘salad’? Lettuce, kale, anything green?

    • Laura Haffner
      Posted at 14:22h, 10 September

      I believe it was iceberg because that’s what was available. However, he said they use a different kind that we don’t have here when he’s home.