Recently I’ve traveled to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. While I was in this beautiful city I got the chance to try lángos, which is a very common street food in Hungary. It is a deep fried flatbread, eaten with various toppings. The most popular way to eat it is with sour cream and grated cheese.
Naturally, as soon as I was traveling back from my trip, I was thinking of how I can make this delicious snack at home 😉 So I decided to look through different recipes and experiment a bit in the kitchen to come up with my own recipe!
To make lángos you don’t really need that many ingredients and it’s also very easy to prepare. You just need lots of patience with rolling out the dough and frying it. This recipe makes about 20 medium sized flatbreads.
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 2 packets (14 g) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups lukewarm milk
- 4 cups flour + more for dusting the table
- Mix together the yeast and milk, let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
- Place the mashed potatoes in a bowl and add the yeast mixture to it. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix everything together.
- Form a dough (it should be pretty sticky), cover with a cloth and leave for an hour to rise.
- Dust the table and grab small bits of the yeast. Knead them on the table and roll them out into hand sized oval shapes.
- Fry on both sides in a deep sauce pan for about 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown.
- Serve with sour cream and cheese.