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Hungarian Knot Noodle - Göcs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 52 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 4 servings of Hungarian Knot Noodle - Göcs
Author Anna @ Anna Can Do It!


  • Vegetables and broth for a soup
  • 8 US cups Flour
  • 1 3/4 US cups Water
  • 1 US cup Oil + 1 US cup for the filling
  • 1 tsp Salt + 2 tsp for the filling
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Hungarian Red Paprika for the filling
  • 1 tsp Black pepper for the filling
  • Handful of crispy fried onion for the filling Optional


  • The easiest way to make the dough is to use a stand mixer with dough hook.
  • Before you start to make the dough, start to cook a vegetable soup.
  • For the dough, add the flour, salt, oil, eggs and the water to the stand mixer. Let it work until the dough is firm, yet springy when you touch it.
  • In the meanwhile mix the filling oil mixture, the oil, salt, pepper and optionally the fried onion.
  • Divide the dough into 4 pieces.
  • Roll out the dough, 1 piece at a time.
  • When you rolled out the dough, with a kitchen brush, spread a little of the oil mixture on.
  • Fold about 1-2 inch wide stripe of the dough twice, then cut it.
  • Twist the stipe, then make 3-4 bigger knots. You can cut the ends and smaller pieces of stripe between the knots, it's perfect filling for the soup, these would be the pieces you won't fry.
  • If you use vegetables for the soup, it's the time to take them out. Put them in a bowl with a lid, you'll put the smaller pieces of dough and some smaller knots there too when they're cooked.
  • When you're done with the first piece of dough, add the knots and the smaller pieces to the soup. It takes about 12-13 minutes for the knots to cook. (It took me exactly 12.5 minutes each workflow)
  • While the first knots are cooking you can repeat the previous steps with the second piece of dough.
  • After the knots are cooked, take them out. The bigger knots will be fried, the smaller ones and the little pieces will end up in the soup.
  • Fry the knots. (Be careful with the hot oil, the knot may still contain a little of the soup) It takes about 12-13 minutes to fry them.
  • After all the knots are cooked and fried, put the smaller pieces, the smaller knots and the veggies to the soup. Serve the fried knots while they're still warm.
  • All in all, it takes about 4 x 13 minutes to make. Of course, you can make only the half if it's enough for you