Langos is a popular yeast based fried bread from Hungary. This is known as Hungarian Fried Bread in the US and I have seen street food shows showcasing them. These fried breads are just rubbed with garlic butter or topped with sour cream and cheese. There are so many variations of toppings available but you can just have them as it is. If the dough had boiled potato, then it is called as potato langos.
I made this for one Sunday lunch for Sruti and she couldn’t wait until my photo shoot. The deep fried bread turned out amazing and when topped with garlic butter and cheddar cheese, it smelled fantastic. My daughter had an amazing lunch that day. It has been a while since I deep fried food and I have also stopped buying refined oil. So all the deep fried breads in this series were shallow fried in coconut oil. At first I was skeptical about frying in coconut oil, but Sruti loved the flavour, so I was relieved. The bread looks so good with the cheese and it also tastes so delicious. So next time, if you want some deep fried bread, try these langos.
Recipe Source: Visit Budapest
Makes 3 Breads
All Purpose Flour – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Instant Yeast – 3/4 tsp
Water as needed
Oil To Deep Fry
Cheese and butter for topping
In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
Add enough water to make a soft dough.
Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Cover and set aside for one hour or until double in volume.
Divide the dough into three equal portions and shape them into balls.
Heat o to deep fry or shallow fry.
Roll each ball into a slightly thick round disc.
Deep fry them in hot oil until both sides are browned.
Top it with garlic butter, grated cheese and basil and serve it immediately.