Hekk or "balatoni hekk" is a popular freshly fried fish, you can find it in any of the vendors at Lake Balaton.
* 3 pikes (1 lb. or less each)
* 3 1/2 oz. bread crumbs
* 2 tbsp. oil
* 4 servings of tartar sauce
* salt to taste
* 1 lemon
* 1 parsley as garnish
Carefully clean the fish, rinse in cold water and wipe dry. Salt and score each side, leaving 1/2 inches between the scorings so it will fry evenly.
Turn in bread crumbs batter and turn the ends up to form a half-moon shape, and place in the hot oil. Fry on both sides until crispy. Garnish with lemon, parsley and serve with French fries or home fried potato wedges.
Actually Balaton is the largest lake in Hungary, and in Central Europe, too. We call it the Hungarian Sea. The southern shore of the lake consists of sandy beach, while on the northern shore there are wonderful mountains. The picturesque landscape and the water ideal for swimming and other water sport attract more than million tourists annually.