June Meyer's Authentic Hungarian Tarhonya for Soup

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Title: June Meyer's Authentic Hungarian Tarhonya for Soup
Yield: 25 Servings
Categories: Hungary, Pasta, Dumpling


2 lb Flour
7 Whole eggs
1 1/2 tb Salt
1 c Water

Tarhonya can also be made in large bulk as the Ancient Hungarians made.
These were dried hard and stored in a large container for years without
spoiling. Regards, June Meyer.

Let the Tarhonya dry for 1/2 hour and then add to boiling water 1/2 cup at
a time and cook till done.

Bulk Dried Tarhonya about 25 servings

In a small mixing bowl mix eggs with the water and salt. Beat well. Put the
flour in a large mixing bowl and add the egg mixture a little at a time.
Blend the dough with your hands in a rubbing motion as though you were
washing your hands with the palms open. The mix should become uneven little
pieces of dough the size of dried peas. Break up any that look large. The
mix should be somewhat uniform. Spread out a tablecloth on a table and
spread the Tarhonya on it in a thin layer so that all the pieces are
exposed to the air. Let dry until very hard, this will take 3 or 4 days.
While the mix is drying, roll your fingers through to mix it up so all
sides are exposed to air. When you are sure that the mix has dried hard,
store in a container.

Note: Make Tarhonya in the hot summer, never during a rainy season or the
mix will never dry hard. If you have some particles that are larger and are
not hard, sift them out and let them dry separately.

To Bake Dried Tarhonya - serves 6

Brown 1/2 cup of dried Tarhonya in 3 Tbs. of butter or lard. Add 1 tsp. of
salt, 1 Tbs. Hungarian Paprika and water to cover. Cover and bake in the
oven at 375 degrees. It will take about 35 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending
on the size and age of the dried Tarhonya. The water should be absorbed
when the Tarhonya is cooked.

Note: If you have a large pot of boiling soup, you can cook these Tarhonya
in the soup. Serve instead of potato, noodles, dumplings or rice.

If you try one of my recipes please tell me what you think.
E-Mail me at: june4@interaccess.com
Posted to EAT-L Digest 14 Dec 96

From: Walt Gray

Date: Sun, 15 Dec 1996 15:56:20 -0500