Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. White Onion Sauce

  2. 1 teaspoon olive oil

  3. 1 pound yellow onions, sliced

  4. 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  5. 2 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika

  6. 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock ñ see link

  7. 3 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with

  8. 6 tablespoons wine

  9. 1 cup strained yogurt ñ see link

  10. The Paprikash

  11. 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces

  12. 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

  13. 2 pound cabbage, cut into 1/4 inch strips

  14. 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds

  15. 1/8 teaspoon salt

  16. 1 teaspoon paprika

  17. 8 ounces turkey pastrami, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices, then cut into batons about 2 inches long

  18. 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. The white sauce: Pour the oil into a high-sided skillet on medium heat and fry the onion for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the garlic and 1 teaspoon paprika, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. While the onion is simmering, pour the chicken stock into a medium-sized saucepan n high heat ad boil until reduced to 2 cups, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in cornstarch mixture, return to the heat, and boil for 30 seconds, until thick and clear, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and put in a couple of ice cubes to drop the temperature rapidly.

  3. Spoon the yogurt into a small bowl and stir gently until all the lumps are gone. Slowly whisk the cooled chicken stock into the yogurt then pour it into the skillet over the onions. Stir in the second teaspoon of paprika.

  4. The paprikash: Pour at least 3 inches of water into a steamer pot and bring to a boil. Place the potatoes in a steamer basket or tray, sprinkle with the pepper, fit the basket into the pot cover, and steam until just tender, about 15 minutes.

  5. Transfer the cabbage pieces to a steamer tray, separate well, and sprinkle with the caraway seeds, salt, and half the paprika. If you are using a bamboo steamer, you can place the steamer tray right on top of the potatoes, cover and steam for 5 minutes. Lay the turkey pastrami on top of the cabbage, cover, and steam for 5 minutes.

  6. Combine the onion sauce with the steamed cabbage and pastrami, and heat through, slowly over low heat. Do not boil.

  7. To serve: Place three slices of steamed potatoes onto each plate and spoon the paprikash over the top, with a scattering of paprika and parsley.


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