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American Eastern European Recipes Side Dish

Cabbage Noodles

This simple one pot dish of buttery egg noodles with sautéed cabbage makes a perfect side for many Eastern European meals. I first came across these tasty cabbage noodles at a wonderful Hungarian restaurant in New York’s north country where they were served as an appetizer. This national dish of Slovakia is known as haluski…

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Eastern European Main Course Recipes

Schnitzel (Veal, Pork or Chicken)

Thin, tenderized meat cutlets are dredged in flour, egg and bread crumbs then pan fried. When I was in Vienna, I just could not get enough of the famous Wiener schnitzel. Its name derives from the German word for Vienna, Wien. Something or someone from Vienna, is called, Wiener, while schnitzel means cutlet and the…

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Hungarian Beef Goulash

There are many variations of Goulash, whose origins are found in the hearty stew that was made by Hungarian cattle herders known as puszta.  As they drove their cattle to markets across eastern Europe, their recipe followed them. Many variations of the Hungarian Gulyásleves remain popular today especially in the territories of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire (which…

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Czech Cabbage Rolls

Known to the Czech’s as Holubky, this is the hearty comfort food of Eastern Europe.  While the recipe would appear to be a variation of the cabbage rolls many North Americans are familiar with, most would be surprised to learn that cabbage rolls have been very popular for centuries in slavic countries.

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Chicken Paprikash

At the heart of Budapest is the very popular and beautifully restored Great Hall Market. Besides the vegetable, meat, and fish stalls you’ll find the finest Hungarian specialties. One such specialty is paprika which is used in abundance in Hungarian cuisine. The spice is made from air dried red peppers or chilies and ranges from…

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Chicken Kiev

You would assume that Chicken Kiev was typical Ukrainian food and this was the dish that put the Ukrainian capital on the culinary map. However, it is also claimed by Russians, as being invented in their country. In fact, as the story goes, it even has a French connection that goes back to the Romanovs…

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Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Cabbage has long been a staple of the Eastern European diet as it is well suited to grow in cooler, harsher climates, is packed with nutrients and preserves easily. The following recipe makes an ideal side dish for Schnitzel.