Forgácsfánk, or Csöröge


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light rum
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • Vanilla sugar


  1. Place flour, egg yolks, ½ teaspoon sugar, rum, sour cream and salt in a bowl. Mix, then place the dough on a board and knead into a hard dough. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Stretch the dough into a very thin sheet. Cut it into pieces 5 by 3 inches.
  3. Make a slit in the center of each piece. Pull the two diagonally opposite corners to the center and tuck them into the slit.
  4. Put the oil in a deep 2-quart frying pan. Bring oil almost to the smoking point, then turn down to lowest heat.
  5. Place 2 or 3 pieces at a time in the oil. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes, turning them as they become golden. Remove the pieces from the oil with a long fork and place them on absorbent paper.
  6. Place on a serving platter and sprinkle with vanilla sugar. They look especially attractive when piled up in a pyramid. Serve with a little dish of jam for each person.