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In Poland we call it “Hungarian” pie (and it really has nothing to do with Hungary) or gypsies’ pancake. I fell in love with it while on holidays in Tatra’s mountain. Got it one day for a dinner and I was sold. Since then I wanted to make it but I hate grating potatoes. Finally I prepared it and it was totally worth it! Found the recipe here. Enjoy!

Ingredients for goulash:

0.5 kg beef

1 red pepper

1 large onion

2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp flour

fresh cream 18%

salt, pepper, paprika, chilli or other hot spice, allspice, laurel leaf

Potato pancakes:

1 kg potatoes

1 egg

2 tbsp corn starch

2 tbsp flour

1 tsp salt


handful of grated cheese

Cut the beef into little pieces. Heat up the oil and fry the meat. Add 2 cups of water, sliced onion, 2 laurel leaves, few balls of allspice, salt, pepper and boil it all together till the meat will be soft (you might need to add more water if it evaporates too quickly).

Clean the pepper and slice it into stripes. Add to the meat and cook until soft. You can make the sauce denser by mixing 2 tbsp of flour with a bit of cold water and adding this to the meat. Remove the laurel leaves, add hot paprika, few tbsp of fresh cream and adjust the taste if needed.

While the goulash is boiling you can prepare your pancakes. Peel the potatoes and onion and grate it. Add flour, egg, salt and pepper. Mix it all together. Fry big pancakes till golden.

Put some of the goulash onto one part of the pancake, fold the other half over it and pour some more sauce over it. You can additionally sprinkle it with cheese.