Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Andorra - Trinxat

Andorra is a land locked microstate (which means it's quite small). I also read on Wikipedia that they have no army so in an emergency all able bodied Andorrans 21-60 must serve. By law the eldest able-bodied man of each household has to own a rifle. Interesting :)


1 green cabbage
1 lb potatoes
3 strips bacon
4 cloves garlic
salt and pepper

 Peel and cube the potatoes.

 Roughly chop the cabbage.

Boil the vegetables until soft enough to mash. Cook the bacon until crispy and then cut it into small pieces. Or cut it first, whichever you prefer.

 Drain and mash the potatoes/cabbage, adding salt, pepper and the minced garlic cloves.

Add the mash to the pan and press it down onto the bacon pieces. Cook in the frying pan for a few minutes until browned slightly.

 Use a plate to flip it all over and cook for a few minutes to brown the underside. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

 I was so busy cooking the trinxat that our sausages burned a bit. Oops!

The trinxat was essentially mashed potato with cabbage and bacon in it. Which is great! It seems lots of countries have their own version of flavoured mashed potatoes and this one was a good recipe. Me and JD both enjoyed it but the kids were suspicious of the green bits in it and couldn't even be tempted by the bacon. The slightly burned sausages are optional if you want to try this recipe yourselves. ;)

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