Hungarian Főzelék thick soup

Főzelék Recipe; Make Hungarian Thick Soup at Home

Főzelék is a traditional Hungarian vegetable-based meal that plays a vital role in their cuisine. The Hungarians built it from the 16th century onward. You can probably make Főzelék from any vegetable you like, but Hungarians have their favorites collected here. Főzelék not only perfectly complements meat dishes, but it also has a good effect on our metabolism.

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Főzelék recipe

How to Make Főzelék?


For vegetables: 

  • 300 grams green peas 
  • 500 ml water 
  • 150 ml milk 
  • 2 tablespoons flour 
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar 
  • ½ chicken stock cube 
  • Salt as needed

For sausage crisps (10 pieces):

  • 2 hot dogs 
  • 200 grams potatoes 
  • 50 grams flour 
  • 100 grams cheese 
  • Water as needed
  • crumbled basil as needed
  • pepper as needed
  • salt as needed
  • Oil as needed


Step One

First, prepare the vegetables. To do this, put the peas, sugar, chicken stock cube 

and salt in a saucepan. Pour water over it and let the water reach the boiling point. 

Step Two 

Mix the flour with the milk using a hand whisk. Keep stirring until milk and flour are well mixed, then add the mixture to the peas while stirring continuously. As soon as it thickens, it’s ready. 

Note: If you do not want your Főzelék to be too thick, add a little water.

Hungarian thick soup

Step Three

Wash the potatoes and dice and boil them in salted water. When it is softened, press it with a potato masher and cool it to lukewarm. 

Step Four

For the top of your Főzelék soup, you can fry sausage, chicken or meat. You can also grate the cheese and cut the sausage into 10 parts. Pour flour, cheese, potatoes and spices into a bowl and knead until smooth. 

Step Five

Divide the dough into 10 parts. Roll them out one by one, place a hot dog in the middle, then fold the dough over them and shape them into balls. 

Step Six

Put the sausages on a floured plate. Heat the oil in the pan, then fry the balls on medium heat for 10 minutes until golden brown. It is an excellent choice with other cooked vegetables eaten with salads. You can also serve it with dip cheese as a party dish!

How to Serve Főzelék?

Pour the Főzelék into a bowl, serve it with fried sausages and enjoy!

Hungarian Főzelék thick soup

Do not forget to make this recipe and share it with us. If you also have questions about the Főzelék recipe, please do not hesitate to ask. 

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