June Meyer's Authentic Hungarian
Kaiser Schmarren

(Czaszar morzsa)

Kaiser's Schmarren tanslates loosely to "Emperor's Pain". It was a dish we would have for supper on those days when we wanted a break from meat or poultry dishes. It's name comes from the stories of how Franz Joseph, the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, would emit groans of pleasure when he ate this pancake like dish. Oooooooo, Ummmmmmmm, Ahhhhhhh! At any rate, it is a very good dish for a summer or winters eve. It is always served with a side dish of fresh fruit or cooked fruit like plums, cherries or peaches, or a side dish of Hungarian Cucumber Salad.

Regards, June Meyer.

In a bowl mix the flour, 4 eggs, salt, milk and melted butter.
Mix with a whisk until smooth.
Melt the lard in the pot, get it very hot!
Pour in all the batter at once and cook it as a large pancake, over high heat.
As it cooks lift up the edges of the pancake to let the uncooked batter flow underneath.
When it is completely set, pull apart the pancake with the spatula and turn pieces over to cook on the other side. The pancake pieces should have some browned edges.
This dish only takes a few minutes to make, but you must stay with it if you do not want to have charred pieces.
Pile onto a serving dish, and sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. Serve with cooked fruit on the side, or cucumber salad.

Serves 4.


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