Almost every country has it’s national potato dish. This is ours!

The potato paprikash is a paprika based potato stew. It is originally a peasant dish and I would definately say it is the king of comfort foods, that warms your heart and soul on the coldest of winter days.

Ingredients (for 4 people):


  • 7 medium potatoes
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 Italian pepper (this is most similar to the Hungarian pepper)
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 5 teaspoons paprika powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground caraway seed
  • sausage (optional – this time I used vegan sausage to make a vegan dish)
  • 3 cups water

The Process:

  • peel and slice the potatoes, soak them in water


  • chop the garlic, pepper, tomatoes and onion


  • sautée the onions on the canola oil in a large pot


  • add the paprika powder, always pull the pot off the heat when adding the paprika so it doesn’t burn (if it burns, it gets bitter)


  • add the garlic, tomatoes, pepper, 1 cup of water, salt, ground black pepper, ground caraway seed


  • cook for 10 minutes until the tomatoes are soft


  • add the potatoes and 2 cups of water


  • cook for 40 minutes
  • if you want to add sausages (chorizo type sausages are a great choice, they are similar to the Hungarian sausages, but this time I used vegan sausages) slice them and cook with the potatoes in the last 10 minutes


  • serve with a loaf of fresh white bread and cucumber salad (see the recipe in an earlier blog post)