Lecsó is a Hungarian vegetable stew. It is a real summer dish. Most recipes recommend using sweet yellow Hungarian peppers, which are in season from August until October but bell peppers can also be used. There are many varieties of lecsós and every household has their own way of preparing it but the main ingredients usually include tomatoes and peppers (preferably both sweet and hot), onions, salt, pepper, and sometimes red paprika powder. Some recipes may also use bacon, rice, egg barley (tarhonya) sausages, or even potatoes.
This version of lecsó is popular in southern Hungary and is made with eggs. I learnt to prepare this dish from my mother and grandmothers.
2 medium onions, chopped
4 sweet green or yellow peppers (preferably one hot), sliced
2 sweet red peppers, sliced
3 tomatoes, sliced
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
5 large eggs
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
salt and pepper to taste
Remove the seeds and cut the peppers into slices. Heat the sunflower oil in a pan and saute the onions over medium heat. Add the peppers and saute. Stir in the tomatoes, cover, reduce heat and simmer until tender.
Meanwhile, whisk eggs with salt, pepper and chili flakes. Pour egg mixture over the cooked vegetables. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired and simmer until eggs are cooked.
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My love for cookbooks and delicious food started at the age of 9. Whenever I came home from school my little brother and I would wait for Mom to make dinner for us. Until the dinner was ready, I was turning the pages back and forth and was staring at photographs of amazingly looking dishes in Mom’s cookbooks to kill my appetite somehow. I couldn’t have known then, that I would be collecting cookbooks after reaching adulthood and would still be, just like in my childhood, staring at awesome photos of delicious dishes. The only difference is that I do the cooking now. I love traveling, going to the organic market and browsing foodblogs. My food and travelblog is Zizi’s Adventures. I also can be found on Twitter and on Facebook.