Today, Zöldborsófőzelék – green pea stew by it’s English name – is on the menu.
Főzelék is a type of Hungarian dish, where we basically thicken up a vegatable soup with flour to make it into a main course and serve it with hard boiled eggs or meat.
Főzelék made out of green peas is one of the most popular variants.
Ingredients (for 2 people):
- 17 oz (500 g) young green peas frozen
- 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 2 cups water
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 vegatable bouillon
- 5 teaspoons flour
- 1/2 cup 2,8% fat milk
What I used in the U.S.:
- Pilsbury all purpose flour
- Canola Oil (in Hungary I would use sunflower oil because it has a neutral taste, but canola oil is just as perfect)
- Domino granulated white sugar
- Lactaid reduced fat milk (2% milkfat)
- Maggi Vegetable Flavor Bouillon
- heat the oil in a pot, then add the peas and stir for about 2 minutes
- add 2 cups of water and cook peas until soft (10-15 minutes)
- mix the flour with the milk, we will use this to thicken up the stew
- chop the parsley
- once the peas are soft, slowly add the milk-flour mixture, while stirring and add the parsley
- cook until the desired consistency (1-2 minutes)
- serve with hard boiled eggs or sausage
It’s quick, easy and healthy!