44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 38
Palacsinta II – Hungarian pancakes: potato pancakes. Hungarians make many varieties of potato pancakes and call them by many different names: lepcsánka, görhöny, tócsni, matutka, rösti, rösztike, lapótya, recsege, beré, bodag, cicege, cicedli, nyist, ragujla, harula, enge-menge, krumpliprósza, lapotyka, lapsi, lepkepotyi, latke, latkesz, kremzli, etc. Some Hungarian villages hold yearly potato pancake festivals and cooking competitions. Recipes provided here are mainly based on grated potatoes, with egg, a small amount of flour, salt and pepper. They are often fried in oil then served with sour cream. Some are baked like a casserole and so on. By Juhász Katalin.