Getting my inner Hungarian on!

Every so often, you have to return to your roots.

We were talking about our daughter-in-law, Diana’s birthday bash at our house and we were wondering what to serve. We remembered that Diana had enjoyed the Chicken Paprikash we had at the Hungarian Fest a year ago and so I decided to get my inner Hungarian on.

This morning, after a most wonderful previous evening of having friends over for dinner and then to play Monopoly (which we haven’t played in years), it was a bit tough in the morning getting to the point of deciding to chop onions, but I did go there.

Eating chez les Koerner is one in which we all participate. Michael made the nukedly (Hungarian Spätzle) and Christian is bringing the appetizers: Buffalo wings and salad.

So I made three chickens’ worth of chicken, sautéed the onions, lightly browned the poultry, and then steamed it for a little over an hour. I separated the chicken from the broth and later I will mix in sour cream to the broth gotten from the cooking, a beautiful orange gravy, flavored by a tomato or two, salt, pepper, and the most important ingredient, Szeged Paprika.

I will keep some chicken and broth separate from the sour cream. I am guessing that the kids will not be fond of the sour cream sauce (my Grandmother always did this for me when I was a kid) and besides; we have a lactose intolerant person as well. Even without the sour cream, it is delicious.

Mary Kay made an angel food cake from scratch yesterday, a ‘kill two birds with one stone,’ kind of deal. We had parfaits with it yesterday and mixed berries. Today it will morph into one of Diana’s favorite desserts: strawberry shortcake.

Once again, the Koerners are eating like kings.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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