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Vegan Lángos (Hungarian Fried Bread)

Lángos is a Hungarian specialty – it is deep-fried flatbread and most often brushed with garlic oil, but you can also add various toppings such as vegan sour cream, arugula, vegan cheese, or even make sweet variations!

vegan langos - hungarian fried bread

Hello, long-awaited Christmas season! While you might think of drinking mulled wine, baking Christmas cookies, and whatnot, eating garlic-y fried bread is definitely on my list of pre-Christmas activities.

At most Christmas markets in Austria, there are vendors selling lángos (Hungarian Fried Bread). The deep-fried bread is then brushed with garlic oil. It’s very garlic-y, so definitely a commitment for the day. The bread is just the right amount of crispy and fluffy!

vegan langos - hungarian fried bread

I love a super simple lángos brushed with garlic oil, but you can also get creative with different toppings. Some ideas would be: vegan cheese + tvp bacon bits , vegan sour cream + smoked tofu cubes, or peanut butter + banana slices + shaved chocolate flakes.

It’s actually really easy to make lángos at home, so let’s get started!

How to make Lángos

The Ingredients

Making lángos is actually super easy, you only need a couple of ingredients:

  • all-purpose flour
  • instant yeast
  • salt
  • water
  • olive oil
  • frying oil – any neutral-tasting oil will work: canola oil, rapeseed oil, corn oil)
  • fresh garlic

The basic steps

flour, yeast, and salt in bowl
Step 1: Combine the flour, instant yeast, and salt in a mixing bowl.
vegan pizza dough in kitchen aid
Step 2: Add the olive oil and water. Let it knead by a kitchen machine with a dough hook (or use a spoon to stir and then your hands to knead the dough) until it’s a smooth dough.
langos on paper towel
Step 6: Place the langos on paper towel to remove excess oil.
brushing langos with garlic oil
Step 8: Brush the fried langos with the garlic oil. Add salt on top.

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vegan langos - hungarian fried bread

Vegan Lángos (Hungarian Fried Bread)

Elephantastic Vegan
Lángos is a Hungarian specialty – it is deep-fried flatbread and most often brushed with garlic oil, but you can also add various toppings such as vegan sour cream, arugula, vegan cheese, or even make sweet variations!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Bread, Snacks
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 lángos
Calories 367 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt + more to sprinkle on top
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • frying oil enough to fill the pan 1/3 – 1/2 full
  • 2 garlic cloves

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and instant yeast. Then add the olive oil and water. Stir to combine, then knead with your hands (or use a kitchen machine with a dough hook) until it's a smooth dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour; if it's too crumbly, add more water.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm place until the dough doubles in size (for about 2 hours).
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces (about 100g each). Roll out each piece on lightly floured parchment paper.
  • Heat frying oil in a pan (fill it no more than half full), and carefully add in the langos. Let it fry on each side for 1-2 minutes. Place the langos on a paper towel to remove excess oil. Repeat for the rest of the langos.
  • Grate garlic and mix it with 2 tablespoons of the hot frying oil.
  • Brush the fried langos with the garlic oil. Sprinkle salt on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 9gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 199mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 0.1IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 4mg
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