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Langos
Hungarian Junk Food
Pizza Dough
 

Langos-Deep Fried Flat Breat Hungarian Junk Food. The Langos, in English is deep fried flat bread. It is very popular in Hungary. Every city has more than several small langos bakeries. They are opening very early around 4am and at 8-9am the day is over for them. When I was a little boy, there wasn't any langos bakers in the city where I used to live. The first Langos that I had, was in my grandmother's house. When the time came to bake bread, she always made some langos too. I can remember the smell of the fresh home-baked bread and I can recall the taste of the fresh langos. I used to love to see how she mixed the flour for the dough, cut it, and cut some for langos, too. When it was proofed, she took it to the bakery to bake it. The most important thing, of course, was the bread, but my favorite thing was the langos. I loved it more than the fresh bread!

Langos and bread are made from the same dough. But the Langos can be deep-fried or baked in the oven! My grandma baked it in the oven, but today people deep-fry it. Today, in the year 2000, nobody takes the dough to the bakery to bake bread. We buy it. Or if we have a bread maker we make it ourselves. With this machine, it is very easy to make langos too. You can make mixtures for sandwich buns. Exactly the same way how the bread maker recipe book says to. You can add in some cooked and mashed potatoes, 15-20 percet of the flour weight. When the mixture is ready, cut them, the same way you cut for the buns. When the dough has risen, flatten them with a rolling pin, stretch them, and deep-fry in hot oil, until a light yellow color. When you stretch, where it is thin that part will be crispy, where it is thicker, it will be soft and fluffy. You can eat with garlic butter or just spread with garlic or with sour cream. You can even stuff with spiced cabbage, but then you have to bake in the oven. If you don't have a bread-making machine, go in the bakery and buy bread or pizza dough. The more you make it, the better it will be and taste. Its cheap and very fattening!

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Preparation Time: 1 hour Serves: 3+
Recipe Origin: Hungary
Submitted by:
Janos Fejes
Ontario
Canada
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