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post #31 of 37

im working through the chatter,..but just gotta say 14k views for the magyar post makes me happy

post #32 of 37
We eat this every summer 4th of July. First you will need to dice onions , green peppers. Buy rye bread and paprika! Take the square slab of Hungarian bacon and carefully slice it half horizontal ...then slice again half way vertical. (as you would cut an onion .but not cutting through the bacon) place the bacon on a thick stick to place over a fire pit. The juices or drippings from the bacon dab on the rye bread...once it is absorbed to your taste put onions and green peppers on it. When then bacon starts to crackle you can cut them little pieces and :Dplace on bread! sooooooo goooood!redface.gif
post #33 of 37

 I believe what you're talking about is called paprikash szalona. My grandmother use to make this, its the pork belly(Bacon/szalona) cured in salt for several days then boiled, some times garlic would be added to the boiling process. After its boiled its coated with Paprika (paprikash) and then smoked. From there she would slice it and place in wax baggies and keep in the fridge, we would eat this with fresh rye bread. Its like you said tender pork rind and has an unbelievable flavor. 

post #34 of 37

I get my szalonna at Barb & Patty's butcher shop in Mentor, OH. (http://www.barbandpattys.com/)  They actually have the real deal, which makes me wonder if they have connections with someone who is raising Mangalica hogs.  Anyway, I don't know where you are located, but if you are remote from them, maybe they would tell you how to smoke your own.  Good luck & Happy Szalonna!

post #35 of 37

I grew up with the Hungarian bacon roasts all my life, and we had a roast last year.  Living in Phoenix, AZ, I'm having a hard time trying to find the right kind of bacon.  My dad said to try jowl bacon, but it didn't taste the same.  Do you know what kind of bacon to ask for?

post #36 of 37


I live in Phoenix AZ and am trying to find the right kind of bacon to ask for a bacon roast.  My dad said to get jowl bacon, but I'm not so sure.  Any ideas of what I should ask for?

post #37 of 37

Shamom, you can order Hungarian bacon online from a company called Bende & Sons.  It's a really good product.

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