Georgia Magazine - October 2019 - 39

JENNIFER J. HEWETT
JENNIFER J. HEWETT

Above: Julianna's Coffee and Crepes in Atlanta serves
more than 25 types of crêpes, including traditional
Hungarian specialties. Above right: The Royale is
filled with tasso-style ham, smoked Gouda, organic
baby field greens and house-made spicy peach
chutney.

The Hungarian community of Carroll and Haralson counties
has assembled both Southern and traditional Hungarian recipes in a
cookbook by the Budapest Group/Haralson County Historical Society in
Buchanan. "The Southern Roots of Budapest" (2012) offers a substantial
cross section of traditional Hungarian fare, along with fried chicken and
pecan pie.
This recipe is from Pauline Estavanko Rado. The Estavanko surname, along with variants on that spelling, remains in Carrollton among
the descendants of those early Hungarians.

PALACSINTÁK: HUNGARIAN PANCAKE
miners, they headed South to grow grapes and make
wine in Carroll and Haralson counties. Connecticut
entrepreneur Ralph Spencer acquired 2,000 acres
for viticulture and soon had established Budapest,
where each family cultivated a vine-laden, 10-acre
plot of land.
When Georgia's Prohibition, decreed in 1907,
ended all winemaking endeavors in the state,
most of those Hungarian families returned to
Pennsylvania.
The only remnant of Budapest today is the cemetery holding the graves of these intrepid pioneers
who came from Hungary to West Georgia's rolling
lands.
Besides Budapest, other established towns
included Nitra, named for what today is Slovakia's
oldest and fifth-largest city, and Tokaj, honoring
Hungary's famous sweet white wine.
For many Hungarians living in Georgia now,
the history of these early immigrants comes as a
surprise.
"I had no idea [there was a Budapest, Ga.], and
I've been living here since 1995," Turoczi says.
Georgia is nothing if not full of surprises!
Jane F. Garvey is a food, wine and travel writer
from Decatur.

Pancakes or Crêpes
2 cups flour
2 cups milk, plus more if needed
2 eggs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Cheese Filling
1 pound cottage cheese or farmers cheese
1 egg, beaten
1/4 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar or syrup

To make the pancakes or crêpes: Mix together flour, milk, eggs and
sugar. Note: Batter should be fairly thin. If it is too thick, add a little more
milk.
Heat a crêpe pan or 8-inch frying pan. Place a couple of tablespoons of batter in the pan, turning it to spread the batter so it thinly
covers the bottom of the pan. When the crêpe is firm on the bottom,
turn it over and cook it on the other side until it's no longer wet. Remove
cooked crêpe from pan, stacking the crêpes as you make them. Cover
with a tea towel.
For the cheese filling: Combine the cottage cheese or farmers
cheese, beaten egg, sugar and vanilla. Spread a dollop of filling on
top of the crêpes. Starting from one side of the crepe, roll them up.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar (traditional) or serve with syrup.
Serves about 12.
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