Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lecsó ravioli – In case we are already bored with plain lecsó

In case we are already bored with lecsó which one can never be bored with, although it is still lecsó.

(Lecsó is a traditional Hungarian thick vegetable ragout, it is very popular during the summer. More details.)

Lecsó ravioli

Lecsó ravioli


For the ravioli:
- 400 g flour for pasta
- ½ tsp. salt
- 4 eggs
- 150 g sausage, cut into thin slices

For the lecsó sauce:
- 100 g smoked bacon, cut into cubes
- 2 onions, sliced
- ½ tsp. ground paprika
- 1000 g pepper (preferably Hungarian wax pepper), sliced
- 500 g tomato, peeled, cut into pieces and seeded
- 3 eggs

For serving:

- fermented cucumbers


1. Pour the flour into a bowl and mix it with the salt. Make a well in the centre and crack the eggs into it. By moving the fingers in circles mix the eggs with the flour gradually. Knead the dough until smooth. Wrap the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for half an hour. Roll the dough with pasta machine until thin, then make pieces of ravioli by putting a slice of sausage in each of them. Cook the ravioli in salted, hot water for three minutes.
2. For the lecsó sauce melt the fat of the bacon, and then fry the pieces of bacon until crispy and browned. Remove them from the pan.
3. On the bacon fat fry the onion slices. Stir in the ground paprika and fry it for some seconds with the onion. Add the pepper, tomatoes and the crispy, browned pieces of the bacon. Cook the ragout for 20-30 minutes over moderate heat, stirring it occasionally. Remove from the stove, if it is ready.
4. Mix the eggs in a bowl, and then gradually incorporate some tablespoons of hot lecsó ragout to the eggs, mixing it carefully after each addition. Pour this mixture to the lecsó ragout. Stir it for 1-2 minutes until it thickens. Blend the sauce with an immersion blender.
5. Mix the ravioli with the lecsó sauce and serve it with fermented cucumbers.

Lecsó ravioli


  1. So beautiful and peaceful!
    I have un equal jug. I bought at Ikea. GORGEOUS!
    Love it