This is a casserole that was used for Lenten meals by my in-laws. It is Hungarian in origin and everywhere I take it, I get requests for the recipe.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and slice.

  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and slice.

  • In a 9x13 inch casserole dish layer potatoes and eggs, sprinkling each layer of eggs with seasoning salt, ending with potatoes.

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt margarine with sour cream. Pour over potatoes and sprinkle lightly with seasoning salt.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; 31.6 g total fat; 169 mg cholesterol; 295 mg sodium. 25.6 g carbohydrates; 8.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2007
Yummy! This is such an easy inexpensive and tasty recipe. I added some sliced kielbasa but don't think it was necessary. I also sprinkled the top layer with parsley for color and pepper. I really liked the seasoning salt flavor! The method for cooking the potatoes seems strangely complicated. I just poked the potatoes with a fork microwaved them for 15-20 minutes and then sliced them. Leavin the skin on is not only easier but retains the vitamins in the skins. I used low fat sour cream and margarine and next time might try to sub chicken broth for half the margarine and use fat free sour cream. Thanks for the delicious recipe! Update I've made this many times since I make the sauce with pureed cottage cheese instead of sour cream (add 2 t lemon juice) 3/4 cup chicken broth and 1/4 cup light margarine. A bit healthier and still delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2006
Rakot Krumpli - needs butter, butter, and more butter. Also being Hungarian and growing up with this very rich dish, we use butter not margarin. When layering this dish I also add the sausage and a few pats of butter on top of each potato layer so you really get the sauce throughout the casserole. Love it and agree with others that you can't make this very often. Read More
(11)
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2007
Yummy! This is such an easy inexpensive and tasty recipe. I added some sliced kielbasa but don't think it was necessary. I also sprinkled the top layer with parsley for color and pepper. I really liked the seasoning salt flavor! The method for cooking the potatoes seems strangely complicated. I just poked the potatoes with a fork microwaved them for 15-20 minutes and then sliced them. Leavin the skin on is not only easier but retains the vitamins in the skins. I used low fat sour cream and margarine and next time might try to sub chicken broth for half the margarine and use fat free sour cream. Thanks for the delicious recipe! Update I've made this many times since I make the sauce with pureed cottage cheese instead of sour cream (add 2 t lemon juice) 3/4 cup chicken broth and 1/4 cup light margarine. A bit healthier and still delicious! Read More
(90)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2007
Yummy! This is such an easy inexpensive and tasty recipe. I added some sliced kielbasa but don't think it was necessary. I also sprinkled the top layer with parsley for color and pepper. I really liked the seasoning salt flavor! The method for cooking the potatoes seems strangely complicated. I just poked the potatoes with a fork microwaved them for 15-20 minutes and then sliced them. Leavin the skin on is not only easier but retains the vitamins in the skins. I used low fat sour cream and margarine and next time might try to sub chicken broth for half the margarine and use fat free sour cream. Thanks for the delicious recipe! Update I've made this many times since I make the sauce with pureed cottage cheese instead of sour cream (add 2 t lemon juice) 3/4 cup chicken broth and 1/4 cup light margarine. A bit healthier and still delicious! Read More
(90)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2003
I am Hungarian and have been making this recpie for years. It is fast and easy. They way I make it is that I add sausage(any kind but preferably Hungarian sausage) and layer potatoes eggs sausage sour cream and repeat. Incredibly delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2006
One of my favorite childhood hungarian dishes my parents used to make and in turn I make often now! This is very close to the way we make it except I do: three layers of potatoes and two layers of eggs and then spoon the sour cream mixture over each egg layer. I cover the top potatoes with some reserved sour cream mixture and sprinkle with fine dry buttered crumbs! Yummy. On occassion I put in some sliced sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2007
This is the first dish I ever made as a child growing up in Hungary. I also use kielbasa in the layers. I lightly salt each potato layer and then drizzle it with some of the butter and sourcream mixture. Then pour the left over sauce on top. This year it will be part of our Christmas morning breakfast. I'll prep the night before and bake while we're opening presents. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2007
Pretty good. It was a big hit at the potluck. I added red onion and worchester sauce for a kick. Be sure and melt the sour cream with the butter. If you just add melted butter to the s. cream you'll get a very puffy topping that wont sink down into the dish much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
Same Hungarian recipe my family uses except you have to use BUTTER.... try adding ham or Kolbas (Hungarian Sausage). It was always an Easter dish growning up but now its a staple.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2003
I don't know about this being a lenten recipe--we made it for Fat Tuesday and because I used butter instead of margarine it came out really rich and good. I liked it but it's not the kind of thing you can make every day. =) Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
Our family dinners were not complete without this. Though we did it with a couple of variations. Butter instead of margarine. Always start and end with potatoes. And on top of egg layer and final potato layer place 5 or 6 pats of butter instead of adding to sour cream Use salt and lemon pepper and garlic salt on top of eggs and final layer of potatoes. Usually do two layers of eggs and three of potatoes. After layering is complete add condensed milk to sour cream until it is pourable pour over casserole and bake at 350 until it is bubbling. Potatoes were cooked until a fork insterted could go all the way into the middle. Anyone who had tasted it loves it! Hopefully this is not a double post I messed up the first time Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2006
This was my Mom's staple dish when I was growing up. It's super easy to make and you don't need any fancy ingredients. She used to make it with Hungarian sausage added in between the layers of potatoes eggs and sour cream. Where I live now it's hard for me to find Hungarian sausage and I use regular polish or other spicy or cajun sausage to substitute or just leave it out like in this recipe. It still works and my family loves it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2006
Rakot Krumpli - needs butter, butter, and more butter. Also being Hungarian and growing up with this very rich dish, we use butter not margarin. When layering this dish I also add the sausage and a few pats of butter on top of each potato layer so you really get the sauce throughout the casserole. Love it and agree with others that you can't make this very often. Read More
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