Erős Pista

The main ingredient: hot paprika

Erős Pista (Strong Steve) is the second most popular hot sauce in Hungary.[1] Erős Pista is made from coarsely minced hot paprika and salt; containing nothing more perishable, it can be stored for a year in a refrigerator. It is also produced in a paste form.[2]


The gulyás in a traditional "bogrács"

Hungarians use Erős Pista for example in Lecsó (a vegetable ragout), paprikás csirke (chicken paprikash) and soups like halászlé (fisherman's soup) and gulyás (goulash).

See also


  1. The most popular hot sauce in Hungary is "Piros arany" (Red gold)
  2. Rick Steves' Budapest - Rick Steves, Cameron Hewitt. p. 243.
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