- 1 onion, peeled
- 4-5 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- stronger dried or fresh mushrooms (agaricus campestris
), rinsed and chopped
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 7-9 cups of water, salt
- sweet Hungarian paprika
- parsley or bay leaves
Boil the onion, potatoes, and mushrooms in a gently salted pot of water. Prepare the roux (saute flour in oil until a soft reddish brown, add paprika and dilute with a bit of water before adding to soup). Toss in parsley and boil for a few more minutes before serving.
If it is made with bay leaves, add smoked sausages or sauteed chopped bacon and boil for 8 to 10 minutes. In either case, vinegar can be added before serving.