Discover how to make Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup) with our easy recipe! This comforting soup requires minimal ingredients and is ideal for cold winter days.
- 3 tablespoons (44 milliliters) vegetable oil divided
- 6 ounces (170 grams) sliced Hungarian sausage or kielbasa optional
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- 4 cups (1 liter) chicken stock
- 3 large russet potatoes
- 2 bay leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons (15 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
- White vinegar
- Freshly chopped parsley
- Sour cream
- Rustic bread
- Begin by drizzling 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) of vegetable oil into a large pot placed over medium heat.
- If desired, add the sliced sausage to the pot and cook until it turns golden and releases its flavorful fat. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a plate, while leaving the rendered fat in the pan.
- Introduce the onion to the pan and cook it, stirring occasionally, until it becomes soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute, until its enticing aroma fills the air.
- Pour in the chicken broth, followed by the potatoes, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Allow the mixture to come to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pot, and let it cook until the potatoes turn tender.
- If you’ve set aside sausage slices earlier, now is the time to reintroduce them to the pot. Cook the soup for a little longer, ensuring the sausage is heated through.
- In a separate small pan, drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of oil over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, continuing until you achieve a smooth consistency. Cook the mixture until it turns a golden color and becomes bubbly.
- Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the paprika, and incorporate this flavorful mixture into the soup, stirring it well.
- Carefully transfer the fragrant soup into individual serving bowls. Season it to your liking with white vinegar, and garnish each bowl with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a dollop of sour cream. Complete the meal by serving it alongside slices of rustic bread.
Enjoy the heartwarming and delicious Krumplileves (Hungarian Potato Soup) on a chilly winter day!