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The indredients are:
BEEF GOULASH 1 Clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp Salt 4 oz Butter 1 1/2 lb Onions, chopped 1 1/2 tbsp Hungarian paprika 1 1/2 lb Lean beef, cut into 2 inch pieces 1 cup Water, as needed Salt to taste DUMPLINGS 2 lb Potatoes, grated 3 tbsp Flour 1 tsp Cornstarch 1 pinch Nutmeg 1 pinch Salt 2 Egg yolks, lightly beaten Flour to coat dumplings 2 cup Stale bread crumbs 1/4 cup Butter
The recipe yield is:
6 servings

FOR THE GOULASH: In a small bowl, mash the garlic and salt into a puree. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onions to a golden brown. Add garlic/salt mixture and paprika and mix well. Add the meat. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours, stirring frequently to prevent meat from sticking. Once or twice, add water in 1/2 cup quantities as needed to keep goulash moist. Season to taste. FOR THE POTATO DUMPLINGS: In a 4 qt saucepan, bring 3 qt water and 1 teaspoon salt to a slow boil, Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the grated potatoes, flour, cornstarch, nutmeg and salt. Add the egg yolks and mix thoroughly. Place about a quarter of a cup of flour in a dish. Form dumplings the size of a golf ball and roll in the flour to coat. Drop the dumplings into slow-boiling water, cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon and drain. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium skillet, add bread crumbs and stir while heating until browned. roll the drained dumplings in bread crumbs. Serve alongside goulash. NOTE: If first dumpling falls apart in the boiling water, add flour to the dumpling mixture until dumplings hold togedther in the water.

A bit of Gyor history

Founded by the Celts and named Arrabona, the original settlement developed under the Romans to become one of the major towns in the province of Pannonia. It remained of importance during the Magyar period, and King Stephen made it a diocesan town. After a conflagration in 1566 it was rebuilt on Italian Renaissance lines. During the Turkish Wars its citizens held out until the castle governor betrayed them to the Turks in 1594, and for the next four years it remained in Turkish hands and was allowed to deteriorate. In the 17th C, the town blossomed once again; mainly because of its port on the Danube it was an ideal center for trade in cattle and corn between Hungary and the Austrian Empire. The beautiful Baroque buildings date from this period. From the mid-19th C, Gyor became the major industrial town in northern Transdanubia; the "R?ba" engineering combine, which manufactures railroad engines and trams, is well known, and there are also some important textile and leather factories.

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