Korhely Leves Recipe

Recipe Category: Lunch-Dinner

Korhely Leves Recipe


  • 2 tbsp. cooking fat or oil
  • 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Hungarian paprika
  • 6 cups smoked stock (see below)
  • 1 small cooking onion, minced
  • 1 lb. sauerkraut
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sliced smoked sausage (optional).
  • 1 cup sour cream (optional)


  1. On medium heat, gently fry the flour in the cooking fat until it starts bubbling
  2. Remove from heat, add the paprika
  3. Mix and add the cold smoked stock all at once
  4. Mix well to make sure there are no lumps
  5. Add sauerkraut, onions and black pepper
  6. Add the sliced sausage
  7. Simmer until the sauerkraut is tender
  8. Adjust the salt if needed
  9. Add the sour cream, but do not let it come to a boil again or it will curdle
  10. Alternatively, put the sour cream on the table and let each person add as much as they like
  11. If Smoked Stock is not available, smoked sausage and water will do
  12. Canned sauerkraut is often too salty or sour
  13. Taste and rinse if necessary
  14. My thanks to Amy Crawshaw for testing this recipe and pronouncing it fit to print

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