Piros Krumpli (Potatoes with Paprika)


1 large onion diced
2 tablespoons of oil (recipe calls for olive oil but it isn’t necessary)
2-3 tablespoons of Hungarian sweet or smoked paprika
6-8 potatoes cubed

How to:

Boil potatoes in salt water till soft – about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile sauté diced onions till transparent in oil. If I am cooking these for Shabbat, I fry my schnitzel first and use the oil to sauté the onions. Adds incredible extra flavour.

Take off heat and add paprika. Mix well.

Drain potatoes and mix with onion mixture.

If it’s dry add a little more oil.


*I got this recipe a couple of years ago from the sister of a friend.

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  1. Mark says:

    I fry my schnitzel first and use the oil to sauté the onions.

    I do this very often .. even if just to have some very tasty fried onions as a side dish or to put on top of meat, potatoes, rice, etc.

  2. Marla says:

    OMG my mom (hungarian) used to make this all the time! We’d call it “orange potatos”!
    What a trip back in time…thanks :)

  3. Lady Lock and Load says:

    yum. I have a lower calorie option, I slice potatoes and put them on a pam sprayed cookies sheet, spray more pam on top of potatoes and salt them. I do this for all different kinds of veggies too! eggplant, zucchini, cauliflower.

  4. vienna says:

    oh, we have a similar dish in Vienna, but you add some kind of sausage to it… We call it “potato-gulash”

    Honestly, I do not particularly like it.

  5. Raizy says:

    We’ve always called that dish “paprikash krumpli”. What does pirosh mean?

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