>> Sunday, October 31, 2010
I like cabbage in various ways, in spite of its supremely stinky smell when cooking. I like it raw in salads, sautéed with pimentón and otherwise. But this preparation is one of the best I know. Trinxat is a typical dish from Catalonia, more exactly from the region of Cerdanya, humble and simple, a sort of non-egg omelette made with boiled potatoes and cabbage, then roughly mashed, stir-fried and accompanied by garlic and charcuterie. It is also tasty and cheap for these times, and accompanied by grilled fish or fried egg makes up a wholesome and delicious dinner. It is ideal too for a windy and cool autumn day. Trinxat even has a festivity of its own, celebrated at the town of Puigcerdá... It is well deserved...
I recommend this dish to all those who claim that they do not like cooked cabbage... like my partner. The first time I prepared this dish he said: you don't notice it is cabbage... So maybe you will also change your mind. It is never too late. And this dish can not be easier. Even a six-year old could make it... so bring a six-year old.
Trinxat de la Cerdanya
Yields 4 servings
And again, if you have not ever tasted it you will be surprised, because the mixed flavor of cabbage with potatoes, garlic and bacon is fantastic. This is what I call culinary sinergy.
And by the way, stop by lovely Nancy's blog, Spicie Foodie, for a great roundup of Your Best Recipe for October including a recipe of mine, enjoy!