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Hungarian Letcho with Slovak Twist

 

Hungarian Letcho (2)

 

Wonderful Monday morning to all of you!

 

I know …. I know ….. some of you get really annoyed with my love for Mondays …. what can I tell you …. I love ‘em!

 

You know what I love more then Mondays?

 

……. first month of FALL …. the weather is cool enough to bake & cook …. warm enough to enjoy the changing outdoors …

 

Then there are the PUMPKINS …… APPLES …… GRAPES ……. & tons of gorgeous PEPPERS & TOMATOES.

 

Peppers & tomatoes always bring me back to my childhood in Slovakia …..especially when I make HUNGARIAN LETCHO.

 

Hungarian Letcho with Slovak Twist

Hungarian Letcho with Slovak Twist

 

Growing up we ate LETCHO made many ways from late summer to early fall & I could never get enough.

 

I was very fortunate to have one Hungarian & one Slovak grandmother …. both excellent cooks & bakers with different tastes & traditions.

 

My Hungarian grandma made Letcho with Hungarian sausage & served it over rice.

My Slovak grandma made Lečo with eggs & served it with bread and European wieners. Wieners were always optional.

 

Hungarian Letcho (3)

 

Some of you are probably wondering what is Letcho or Lečo.

Lecsó – pronounced “LETCH-oh”; Lecsó, Czech and Slovak Lečo, Letscho, Leczo) is an originally Hungarian thick vegetable stew made from peppers, tomatoes, onion, lard, salt and Hungarian paprika as a base recipe. …

 

…. Summer & HUNGARIAN LETCHO  in Central Europe go together as Ice Cream and Apple Pie…..

 

My kids prefer the SLOVAK style Lečo with wieners or sausage. It makes very quick & light dinner.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp Hungarian Paprika (sweet or hot)
  • 2-3 Fresh Green Bell or Yellow Hungarian Peppers (cleaned & sliced)
  • 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes (sliced in half) or 2-3 Tomatoes (cubed)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Whipped Cream or Cream
  • Salt & Pepper

STEP 1: In a skillet heat the oil on medium. Add chopped and Hungarian Paprika onions. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

STEP 2: Add sliced fresh peppers and saute until the peppers are soft.

 

STEP 3: Meanwhile lightly whip together eggs and cream. Add pinch of salt and black pepper.

 

STEP 4: When the peppers are soft add chopped up tomatoes and saute for another 2 minutes. Stir couple times.

STEP 5: Add whipped egg and cream mixture into the vegetable mix. Stir gently few times until eggs are cooked and ready to serve.

 

Hungarian Letcho (1)

 

To make HUNGARIAN LETCHO just leave out the eggs & cream. Add sausage.

 

Do you have any special recipes that bring back childhood memories? What are they?

 

Hungarian Letcho with Slovak Twist

Hungarian Letcho with Slovak Twist

 

Don’t forget….Keep Smiling….Keep Cooking!

 

 

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34 Responses to “Hungarian Letcho with Slovak Twist”

  1. I love your love of Mondays! I may not share it, but I hope that some day it may rub off on me!
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  2. Sarah Bailey says:

    What an interesting sounding recipe I can’t say I have had anything like it before but I would sure like to give it a try :) x
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  3. JEnn says:

    I’ve never heard of that before! IT sounds delicious! I love making things that remind me of my grandmother! It makes them taste extra special!
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  4. Ronnie says:

    OH well, this is perfect. I was looking for unique cuisine and Hungarian isn’t something I’ve had before! Thanks. :D
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  5. Terry says:

    I am happy to see someone who is Happy when Monday rolls around. Your HUNGARIAN LETCHO looks wonderful. I have never tried it but sure wouldn’t turn it down if offered.

  6. Liisi Carr says:

    This would normally look good, but I’ve been sick all weekend so it doesn’t but I’ll keep the recipe anyways!
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  7. Malia says:

    This looks tasty. I have never heard of it until now!
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  8. Nicki says:

    Must give this a try!
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  9. This is something that I know my husband would love! I will have to try to find the sausage in my area.
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  10. This totally looks like something my husband would devour! That’s sweet that you love Mondays…maybe your happiness will rub off on the rest of us!

  11. Your Hungarian Letcho may sound a little bit diffrent, but it looks really good! I wish I had the same love affair with Mondays that you do! lol
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  12. I’m allergic to sausage but this would be something my dad would like
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  13. Loreina says:

    That looks really different but tasty! Thanks for sharing!
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  14. Kimberly says:

    I think my parents & grandmother would love this. They make Hungarian Goulash and love it so they might just like this. I’ll have to pass the recipe on to them.
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  15. Pam says:

    My parents would love this dish, especially the sausage. My mom was/is a great cook and there were plenty of things she would make that I remember well even today, many years later.
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  16. How would it taste if I left out the cream with the eggs? Would that change the taste or the recipe too much? I want to try this because I have never had Hungarian or Slovak food.
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    • FoodieBibi says:

      I think it would be fine without the cream. The cream just makes it little creamier, but it would be delicious without as well :)

  17. Shanna says:

    That looks yummy! I’m going to pin it for later!
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