Langosh Recipe - The Hungarian Street Food

Hungarian Langosh recipe

  🍴  Servings: 3

🥣 Category:  Steet Food

💪 Difficulty Level: 4/5 

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What is the meaning of Langosh?

A traditional street food of Hungarian cuisine, made of soft yeast dough. What is this? It’s the Langosh! The yeast is kneaded with a little sugar and lukewarm milk, then flour, salt, lukewarm water and a little oil are kneaded in. The “fried bread” can also be prepared at home, but it is mainly sold at markets, beaches, outdoor events and fast food restaurants. It is offered plain or with different flavors, the most typical being garlic sauce, cheese, sour cream, cheese sour cream and sausage.

The story of the best street food of Hungary

There are speculations that Langosh along with other dishes also entered Hungarian kitchens during the Turkish conquest, while others believe it has an ancient Roman origin. The flat bread, probably originated at the same time as bread – was baked in the front part of the oven. The bread dough was made in a kneading pan, and from the remains of the bread dough sticking to the sides, patties were formed, which were baked in the still glowing oven after the bread was baked. With the modernization of agriculture, the tradition of domestic bread baking disappeared in the changing rural society and was replaced by the baking industry and industrially produced bread.

Today's hit dish, the dough fried in fat

This delicious street food baked in lard or oil appeared at the end of the 1950s, mainly in the assortments of small artisans. It became really popular in the 1970s.
In Hungary and in regions inhabited by Hungarians, it is one of the typical products of street vendors. Due to the Hungarian influence it spread, for example, in the Czech Republic. In addition to the traditional bread langosh (made from flour, yeast and water), langosh can also be prepared with potatoes, which are also made from raw, grated or boiled potatoes pressed through a potato press. Recently it has spread around the world, it is already known and sold in Australia and New Zealand.

Best places in Budapest

When visiting Hungary, especially Budapest, it is impossible not to come across a good langosch restaurant. The most famous is perhapsRetró Lángos Budapest“, where you can get our high-quality fried bread relatively cheap. But it is also worth going to one of the more hidden places. The small buffets in the suburbs are often much cozier and guarantee the same delicious taste. Or simply make this delicacy at home by following the recipe and video below.

And what about health?

Although Langosh is not one of the healthiest foods we can eat – it is full of carbohydrates and fat – it can be included in our diet if eaten in moderation. Consume responsibly and enjoy the flavors!


  • 300 g of bread flour
  • 7 g of dried or 25 g of fresh yeast
  • 100 ml of milk
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 liter of cooking oil for frying
  • garlic sauce, sour cream, cheese, etc. to taste


  1. Mix the sifted flour and salt.
  2. Stir the lukewarm milk with yeast and sugar, and let rise for 10 minutes.
  3. Add to flour with the water and knead until getting soft and homogenous dough.
  4. Sprinkle with a little flour on top, cover and let rest for 45 minutes.
  5. Form 3 equal disks from dough on an oily desk (with oily hands). Let rise for 10 minutes.
  6. Heat up the cooking oil.
  7. Stretch out doughs with hands to about normal plate size.
  8. Fry to golden brown on both sides.
  9. Serve with salt, oil&garlic paste, sour cream, and salt to taste.

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