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Old 18-07-2011, 14:12
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Default Fritas Majorca (Excuse Spelling)

Can you tell me how to make the Fritas Majorcian.. What are the ingrediants.
I absolutely love this dish (although very filling as a starter). I know its liver,potato,Green and Red peppers but what else ?
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I love it too Grandad. I would add to your mix garlic and olive oil and I think fennel which gives it its lovely aniseedy taste

I'm sure someone will find a link to a recipe and post it soon
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If you google ''fritos mallorquin recipe'' there are quite a few recipes.
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I love it too!

I think there are several variations of Frito Mallorquin but here is the basic:

lambs' liver
lambs' heart and/or kidneys
2 cloves garlic
1 onion
red and green peppers
2 or 3 waxy potatoes, parboiled

You can also use pork or lamb fillet either instead of or in addition to the offal. Basically you dice everything into about 1cm cubes, fry the onion, add the garlic and then add everything else, and fry until cooked. I think traditional recipes would fry in dripping but personally I would use olive oil to make it a bit less greasy.

I understand you can also add fennel and peas. There is also a seafood version for those who who don't like/eat offal.
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Some also use bay leaf, paprika and cayenne pepper. I think it's one of those dishes that everyone has their own recipe for.
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The sister-in-law's recipe is for liver, spring onions, potato, red pepper, broad beans (if in season), fennel, oregano. She leaves out her mother-in-law's inclusion of lamb lung (which I've eaten once - and once was enough).

She fries all the veg separately till just cooked. Then fries the liver till just cooked. Mixes everything together with the herbs and heats through.

When they were living in Mallorca, it was something always eaten for lunch on the day of the annual pig killing, as the offal has to be used fresh. I believe the dish is more traditionally called "frit de matances" but is prettied up to "frit Mallorqui" so it translates better to tourists, rather that "slaughter fry"
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This sounds positively ghastly to a veggie but as the various recipes show tastes are different! Certainly one that I won't be trying - think I will keep with my lettace leaves!

Annual pig killing???
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Have tried it at home on a few occasions, always using lambs liver.

Can't say I'm a fan of pigs or ox liver.

Eleanor, killing the pig is a great annual ritual in Spain in general and in Majorca in particular, part of the culture.

Have a read here, if you dare!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/tra...cle2234173.ece

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Eleanor, I'm sure there is an equivalent vegetable frito and also a seafood one too - you wont be left out!
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Lol Bella - glad to know they think of us carrot lovers! Fish sounds good though!

Thanks for the link Porto but I just can't click on it as I need to sllep tonight without the fear of nightmares! lol
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Annual pig killing???
Yep. Many families keep a pig on their huerto and my brother in law's family were no different. If you go to the market at Sineu, pigs are usually for sale.

There's usually a family gathering for the killing. Hams are salted, other bits are also preserved as chorizo, sobrasada and the like. But offal has to be eaten quickly (of course, nowadays, it can be frozen). Everyone helps out and, needless to say, it's an excuse for a big family meal.

As an aside, when the sister in law first went to live in Mallorca, she kept a pet lamb. Took it on walks on a lead. Broought it with her when she met us in the centre of Biniaraix. I remember how upset she was when it was time for it to go to the abattoir.
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OMG I can't read this thread anymore!
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The Mallorcan folk are very thrifty, they waste nothing. Since moving here i have eaten parts of animals i didn't know existed, i draw the line at the brains though .......i think .
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OMG I can't read this thread anymore!
You wouldnt want to hear my cute, fluffy, Mallorcan rabbit story then?
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