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Recipe for family meals :


This recipe has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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This very traditional Spanish dish is the first of many cooked during the Matanza period. It is a filling, warming dish eaten at lunch time on the first day using the first cuts of meat from the pig. The preparation is a truly family affair, with young and old gathered round the fire cooking this meal for the hungry workers. This recipe was kindly demonstrated by Angelita and her family at her annual Matanza to which we had the privilege of being invited.


8 cups of water
8 cups of flour
olive oil
bacon, cut into pieces
liver, cut into chunks
green pepper, sliced


  • In a large pan, heat a little olive oil, and then add the water.
  • Add salt to taste and then bring the water to the boil.
  • Add the flour and stir well.
  • Lower the heat and continue stirring. This process can take up to an hour, so it is best to get help from the family!
  • As you stir the mixture, add a little olive oil now and then, to stop the mixture sticking, and break up the lumps with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, gently fry the bacon, liver and peppers until golden brown.
  • Keep stirring and mixing until, the flour has absorbed the water and resembles breadcrumbs. Add oil as often as necessary throughout, but only a little at a time.
  • When cooked, add the liver, bacon and peppers and mix.
  • Serve with sliced cucumber, grapes and tangerines.

The best way to eat is to give everyone a spoon and just dig in and enjoy!

To serve a large family


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