Sweet & Spicy Fig Lángos

By • May 3, 2010 3 Comments

Author Notes: Lángos is Hungarian deep fried potato dough pizza. This is my (slightly) lighter version, based on traditional lángos recipes and methods - minus the lard. It's topped with my own sweet & spicy fig spread.TastyTrix


Serves 4

For the Lángos Dough (makes 4 dough balls)

  • 1.5 cups potato. boiled, peeled, mashed & cooled
  • 2.5 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups AP flour
  • 1 tablespoon veggie oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canola/olive oil blend, for frying
  1. Warm the milk to about 100 degrees F & mix with the yeast & sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the potatoes with the flour, salt, and oil.
  3. Add the starter and knead for 10 minutes.
  4. Place in a bowl and cover; let rise one hour.
  5. Punch down the dough, divide into 4 equal portions and form them into uniform balls.
  6. Let them rest for 20 minutes, covered, and on a floured surface.
  7. In a skillet, heat about 1" of oil at 350 degrees F; I used a canola/olive oil blend (make sure of your oil's smoke point before frying). Rather than roll out the dough, you want to pick it up and gently pull it out into a circular shape
  8. Next, gently lay the dough in the hot oil, and press the middle down with a spatula. This is important to ensure that the middle cooks properly.
  9. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove and drain on a rack lined with paper towels.

For the Sweet & Spicy Fig Spread (makes enough for one lángos)

  • 8 preserved mission figs
  • 1 glug of walnut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground java pepper
  • 4 pinches of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of cardamom
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 "poof" of confectioner's sugar
  1. Simply combine all the ingredients except for the powdered sugar and adjust to taste. Spread over the lángos dough and finish with the confectioner's sugar.

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