1/2 Cup Jar - $5.20
Bottle Size: 4.25" x 2"
(Per Ounce Cost: $2.54)
1 1/2 Cup Jar - $11.85
Bottle Size: 5.5" x 2.5"
(Per Ounce Cost: $1.80)
1/2 Cup Bag - $4.10
Bag Size: 9" x 6"
(Per Ounce Cost: $1.74)
1 Cup Bag - $7.95
Bag Size: 7" x 4.25"
(Per Ounce Cost: $1.87)
2 Cup Bag - $12.95
Bag Size: 9" x 6"
(Per Ounce Cost: $1.52)
In Hungary, it is not uncommon for cooks to have several grades of paprika in the kitchen. This paprika is a Kulonleges paprika which bears the name Csemege, meaning exquisite delicacy, and is one of the highest grades available.
Hungarian Paprika Q & A
What is Hungarian paprika?
Sweet capsicum peppers, which are similar to red bell peppers, are dried, ground and sifted through a variety of screens to produce this bright red flavorful powder called paprika.
What is Hungarian paprika used for?
This paprika has a sweet taste with a barely perceptible heat that makes it perfect for two classic Hungarian dishes: goulash and chicken paprikash. It can also be used as a finishing touch for deviled eggs, to season chicken, rice, potatoes, and vegetables, and is commonly used as a base for creating seasoning blends.
What is a substitute for Hungarian paprika?
Other types of paprika can be substitued for Hunagarian Paprika but they will bring their own flavor profiles to the finished dish. Some paprikas are smoky while other carry more heat. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes or Crushed Aleppo Chiles can also be used as substitues although they are a bit spicer and do not have the same powdered consistency.
Cooking With Hungarian Paprika
In Hungary, paprika is often fried in fat to bloom the spice and bring out more flavor before being used in recipes.
Flavor of Hungarian Paprika
These sweet capsicum peppers, which are similar to red bell peppers, are sweet with a barely perceptible heat.
Uses of Hungarian Paprika
Essential to Hungarian goulash and chicken paprikash. Add to barbecue rubs and chili powders. Sprinkle as a garnish.
Spice Blend Recipe: Paprika Herb Mix
For 4-5 T of mix: Blend 2 T paprika with 1 t kosher salt, thyme, oregano, marjoram, and rosemary, and 1/4 t cracked fennel and lavender