Langos is a Hungarian flatbread made of yeast dough. The proofed dough pieces are spread into discs and deeply cried from every side until it gets crispy and looks golden.
It is a standard Czech fast food generally sold during the summer season at festivals, holiday destinations, and carnivals.
You can find the infamous Langos recipe shared by well-known cooks online. But do you know you can top it with both salty and sweet toppings?
Try with Ketchup and Cheese
Czechs love to have Langos mostly with ketchup, grated cheese, and garlic sauce. Here, you will learn how you can enjoy your langos in the Czech Republic.
Before that, take a look at the brief instructions on how to make Langos:
- Put all ingredients inside a bowl and mix them all.
- Work on the dough for approximately 5 minutes on a floured base until it gets elastic and smooth.
- Put the dough back inside the bowl, cover it with a tea towel and keep it in a warm area for approximately half an hour until it doubles in size.
- After the dough rises, divide it into six equal segments and roll them out into circles that don’t need to be perfect.
- Pour around an inch of oil into a frying pan and put it on high heat. Fry your langos separately for approximately 10 seconds on every side or until they look golden.
- Pick a pair of tongues to turn them over.
- Lastly, top with your favorite topping to enjoy the delicious item.
Try Different Toppings
As now you have learned the Langos recipe, here are some topping options you can use.
Rub every piece of bread with garlic and then sprinkle it with salt. Top it with the following items:
- Sour cream
- Chopped dill
- Gruyere Cheese or Shredded Emmental
- Mushroom and Sausage
- Ham and sausage
- Roasted eggplant
- Fried cabbage
- Hungarian peppers
- Braised vegetables
- Hard-boiled eggs
To get the sweet taste of langos, skip the garlic and salt and then top it with:
- Cinnamon sugar
- Jelly or fruit compote
- Confectioners’ sugar
Enjoy Langos Fresh Out of the Fryer
Due to heaviness, langos is the best meal to eat when it has been worked for in a way or another.
If you are health conscious, have langos fresh out of the fryer. The deep-fried dough(set in the oil upon ordering) brushed with minced garlic and topped with different other fatty items such as sour cream, smoked cheese, and pork out(braised meat stew) can be too much to tolerate for you.
When you visit the Czech Republic next time, don’t forget to try Langos. It is not necessary to visit this country to enjoy the food as now you know the Langos recipe and prepare the dish anytime at home.
Even if the result is not that satisfactory on your first attempt, you can enjoy the dish with your favorite toppings and having it fresh out of the fryer.
Just follow the instructions and keep your favorite toppings ready at your home to enjoy the world-famous Langos in your way.