The way Langos is described makes it seem so simple, yet not easy to get it just right. I asked my colleague from Hungary, and this was her explanation of the snack. “I have no recipe, few people make it at home because it is very cheap usually and better than making it at home. It is more of a summer staple, beaches, pools would always have langos vendors but you can also find these street vendors (called „lángos büfé”) alongside small roads or flea markets. They are very popular but not very healthy as they are fried and usually have sour cream and cheese topping. The topping is always optional, personally, I just like to spread some garlic on it (they always have a jar filled with crushed garlic), but most people like the cheese and sour cream combination. A good langos is the one that is not greasy (as odd as it sounds), if the dough is good, it won’t soak up the oil and will not leave you feeling “stuffed”. The sides are normally softer while the inside is more crispy, as the dough is quite thin there. “
So it seems that you don’t have to travel all the way to Budapest to enjoy this street food anymore. You can enjoy it in NY, if you can come across this food truck run by Mr. Zsolt Prepuk!!
Enjoy the international summer flavors!