The best potato stew


The other day I made potato popricaș (traditional Hungarian stew). In order to eliminate the confusion, it’s called popricaș because I added a lot of paprika. That being said, the dish that I will show you today is a potato stew, the best potato stew I’ve made so far. It’s not the best I’ve ever eaten, my grandmother used to make some stews that I can’t come close to. But I am trying.

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Let me tell you the story: I cut into slices 80-100 grams of raw, smoked ham. I put a teaspoon of pork lard in a skillet and I browned the ham in the molten lard. I took put the ham on a plate and replaced it with two diced medium-sized onions and a smashed garlic clove.
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In two-three minutes, the onion began to be glassy. I put over it the potatoes (a bit over half a kilogram), peeled and cut into small cubes. I stirred the contents of the skillet for about ten minutes, then I added a cup of warm water over the potatoes. I let it boil slowly for five-six minutes and I sprinkled two tablespoons of smoked paprika and a pinch of hot paprika.
I also added two tablespoons of tomato passata. I stirred and I let it boil for another five minutes.

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Am condimentat cu sare și piper, am pus șunca la loc în tigaie și am stins focul. Apoi am mâncat. Să fiți sănătoși.

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Oana Bodnariuc, Authorized Translator

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