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Grandma's potato goulash

The recipe for grandma's potato goulash conjures up a juicy, spicy dish on the table and is guaranteed to taste good.

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35 min. Total time 15 min. Preparation time 20 min. Cooking & resting time


  1. For the potato goulash First put the margarine in a saucepan and briefly fry the peeled and finely chopped onions - add the pressed garlic (garlic press). Add the paprika and stir quickly as everything is very hot. Then immediately pour the soup on.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes. Then add to the pot.
  3. Add caraway seeds, salt, pepper, bay leaf, marjoram, stir well and simmer until the potatoes are cooked through (firm to the bite).
  4. Whisk the sour cream with the flour in a bowl. To avoid lumps, you can add some juice from the goulash, stir everything well and add to the simmering potato goulash, bring to the boil again. It turns into a thick mass. If desired, add the tomato pulp and stir.
  5. Finally, cut the Frankfurter sausages into small slices and stir in. Season everything vigorously again with salt and pepper. Remove the bay leaf and serve hot.

Tips on the recipe

The goulash tastes particularly good with fresh rolls.

Instead of the Frankfurter, you can also use other smoked sausages such as Braunschweiger (Dürre) or Debreziner.

Red and yellow peppers also go well with the potato goulash.

If the sour cream is whisked with the flour in a separate bowl, you can add a little juice from the goulash and stir it well beforehand and add to the goulash. Has the advantage that there are fewer lumps of flour in the goulash!

If you like your potato goulash spicy, you can also add a dash of Tabasco or finely chopped chili peppers (or chili powder).

The potato goulash is also great to prepare, because it tastes even better if it is drawn through.

Wine & drink tip

The spices in the goulash - especially the paprika - call for a sip of beer. The beer drinker will decide for himself whether it should be a Märzen, Spezial or a wheat beer.