Hortobágy. The largest natural grassland in Europe. The horizon cuts the boundary between land and sky like a quick slash of a razor blade, only to be disrupted by an occasional herd of Hungarian grey cattle grazing in loose groups far, far away. Hortobágy. The name is synonymous with flatness. It is, indeed, as flat as the pancakes we were abut to roll up last afternoon to create the dish that originates from the wast expanse after which it was named.
Hortobágy meat pancakes are one of our favourite national dishes. It consists of large, thin pancakes filled with meat stew, rolled up and poured on top with a meat stock and sour cream sauce.