Genres: Classic, Fantasy
I am currently reading Dracula and let me say, first of all, that I love it! I have no idea what I was expecting but I am really enjoying it.
Dracula is part of the reading for the Sci-fi & Fantasy MOOC. One of the other students was kind enough to share a Dracula-related recipe in the discussion forums, for paprika hendl! It’s the first dish Jonathan Harker mentions in his diary.
I love cooking and this dish sounded amazing, so I had to try it right away (also convenient because I had no idea what to make for dinner but had half of the ingredients already laying around).
The recipe is simple and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.
Also, it has garlic, so it will keep the Count away.
Recipe: Paprika Hendl
Original recipe is found on Cook on a Shoestring!
- 400 gr chicken
- 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 Chopped onions
- 1-2 cloves of garlic (I love garlic so I used 5 cloves)
- 2 Tablespoons paprika (I used fresh normal paprika)
- 1/2 Cup of tomato juice
- 2 Tablespoons of flour
- 1/2 Cup of sour cream
- Cut chicken into serving-size pieces. (I cut it into bite-size pieces)
- In a large pot, lightly saute chopped onions in oil until brown.
- Blend half of your paprika with your onions.
- Add tomato juice, garlic, and raw chicken to the mix.
- Cover the pot, and let it simmer on low heat for 1 hour. (It’s going to smell sooooo nice!)
- (Lazy version:) Thoroughly blend in remaining paprika, flour and sour cream.
- Simmer for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
- Serve with rice or noodles.
And here’s the result!
I made it with rice, resulting in a sort of curry. Also, pro-tip: it freezes well, so I made a huge amount and froze four portions (minus the rice) for future lazy moments.