Cookbook:Kovaim (Hungarian Cheese Dumplings)

Kovaim (Hungarian Cheese Dumplings)
CategoryHungarian recipes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of Hungary | Vegetarian cuisine

Kovaim are Hungarian cheese dumplings. They go well with cheddar cheese and ketchup.

Ingredients edit

Dough edit

Filling edit

Procedure edit

  1. Mix the flour, salt, eggs and water into a dough. Knead it until it is very smooth.
  2. Cover the dough in a plastic bowl, and let it rest for at least half an hour.
  3. Combine the ricotta and salt to make the filling.
  4. Roll the dough out into a sheet as thin as possible (about 3 mm thick). Cut into squares, and fill each square with some filling. Fold the dough over the filling diagonally to make a triangular dumpling.
  5. Boil the dumplings in water for about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • You can also fill these dumplings with cooked potatoes and onions, or ricotta cheese with sugar for a sweet dumpling.
  • You could add some spicier cheese to the filling like cheddar, or even Parmesan, but make sure this is not more than a third of the filling.