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[Recipe] Dracula’s ‘Paprika Hendl’

[Recipe] Dracula’s ‘Paprika Hendl’

Dracula by Bram Stoker
Genres: Classic, Fantasy


I am currently reading Dracula and let me say, first of all, that I love it! I have no idea what I was expecting but I am really enjoying it.

Dracula is part of the reading for the Sci-fi & Fantasy MOOC. One of the other students was kind enough to share a Dracula-related recipe in the discussion forums, for paprika hendl! It’s the first dish Jonathan Harker mentions in his diary.

I love cooking and this dish sounded amazing, so I had to try it right away (also convenient because I had no idea what to make for dinner but had half of the ingredients already laying around).

The recipe is simple and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Also, it has garlic, so it will keep the Count away.

Recipe: Paprika Hendl

Jonathan Harker's diaryOriginal recipe is found on Cook on a Shoestring!


  • 400 gr chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 Chopped onions
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic (I love garlic so I used 5 cloves)
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika (I used fresh normal paprika)
  • 1/2 Cup of tomato juice
  • 2 Tablespoons of flour
  • 1/2 Cup of sour cream


  1. Cut chicken into serving-size pieces. (I cut it into bite-size pieces)
  2. In a large pot, lightly saute chopped onions in oil until brown.
  3. Blend half of your paprika with your onions.
  4. Add tomato juice, garlic, and raw chicken to the mix.
  5. Cover the pot, and let it simmer on low heat for 1 hour. (It’s going to smell sooooo nice!)
  6. (Lazy version:) Thoroughly blend in remaining paprika, flour and sour cream.
  7. Simmer for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Serve with rice or noodles.

And here’s the result!

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