Langos is originally a Hungarian dish, that was made from the same dough as their bread. Basically, they would shape the leftover dough into round pieces, just like a pizza and then bake them in the bread oven, while it was still heating up for the main bread baking.
These days, Langos is an extremely popular street food type in many Euopean countries, but it's so easy to make that many people prepare it at home too.
It's still basically just simple fried dough, but the recipe has been modified a bit so you can find several variations of it being used. For example, the one I'm using has sour cream as one of the ingredients.
Langos is serves topped with a variety of savory toppings, such as garlic oil, cheese, tartar sauce, ketchup...
When finished, it looks like this:
1kg (8 cups) all purpose wheat flour
1 cube fresh yeast or 1 pack of dried
250ml (1 cup) sour cream
400ml (1 ľ cups) milk
2 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons salt
oil for frying
1. Activate the yeast first. Mix a cup of warm milk with the yeast and 2 teaspoons of sugar.
2. Once the yeast is ready, add the flour, rest of the milk, sour cream and 3 teaspoons of salt. Mix by hand or in a mixer for 7-10 minutes.
3. Let the Langos dough rise until it doubles in size, it should take about 1.5 hours.
4. Put some oil on your hands and grab a handful of the dough, oil will prevent it from sticking.
5. Using your hands or a roller, form the Langos dough into a round shape, similar to a small pizza.
6. Heat up oil in a larger pan to 180-200C or 350F. The pan must be bigger than the Langos and deep enough to safely take at least ˝ inch of oil.
7. Fry about 2 minutes per side, or until the color turns golden brown.
8. Place finished Langos on a paper towel so it absorbs the excess fat.
9. Serve as soon as cold enough to handle, with the toppings of your choice. My favorite combination is garlic oil, grated cheese, tartar sauce and ketchup.
And one more photo from a different angle :)
Have you ever tried this dish? If so, did you like it? :)