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Cocido montañés

October 24, 2012 1 comment

Hello,

Recently on the video explaining quesada pasiega recipe a youtube user (digbychick) suggested me to show how to prepare another typical dish from Cantabria, and based on the description done by him I supposed it was cocido montañés. Fortunately I bring an apron from my holidays last summer in Cantabria on which is printed the recipe. It’s a really nice recipe for cold days, it’s really easy to prepare, perhaps it’s only difficulty will be bring to home all ingredients, so better write down the list before going to market 🙂

Ingredients (4 people):

  • 200 gr white beans
  • 200 gr fresh bacon
  • 1 pig’s trotter
  • 1 pig’s ear
  • 250 gr pork chop
  • 4 blood sausages
  • 1 piece of ham bone
  • 1 potato
  • 1 turnip
  • ½ cabbage
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Sweet paprika

On a bit pot add one pig’s trotter, one pig’s ear, 200 gr of fresh bacon, a piece of ham bone, 250 gr of pork chop. And 200 gr of white beans, these beans must be in water all the night before, taking in mind they would double their size. Add also some salt and cover all ingredients with cold water. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for 2 hours, take a look from time to time, and if it’s getting short of water add more water, but heat it first otherwise you will break the cook process.

After 2 hours cooking add ½ cabbage, 1 turnip and 1 potato all them cut in small pieces and cook them for 20 minutes, add also the blood sausages.

While vegetables are cooking add a bit of oil in a pan, and add 2 laminated  garlic cloves when the oil is still cold. When garlic becomes golden turn off the heat and add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sweet paprika, then mix them. Put the garlic and paprika in a mortar and grind them. Then add this mix to the pot, you can help with the water to get the most of the mix. Now just wait the 20 minutes from  vegetables aggregation and your cocido montañés is ready.

Cocido montañés

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

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Egg basket

Well, this is an original recipe of the house, putting a little imagination and mixing steps of some other recipes because you can always end up being something original andsomething also quite rich.

Ingredients:

  • 250 g of potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 blood sausage
  • Cheese to grate (parmeggiano, grana padano, old amsterdam …)

Peel potatoes and cut in a similar pieces, add to a pot with hot water and salt; left on the fire for 15 to 20 minutes until potatoes are tender.

Drain potatoes and put into a dish, add a little salt, pepper and grated cheese. With the help of a fork crush the potatoes. Use a mold to form the basket with the potatoes,put potatoes in the base and smash against the bottom, then put more potatoes forming a wall. Carefully unmold the potato basket.

Remove the skin of a blood sausage and cut into slices. Put 3 slices in the basket and the rest on the oven tray,cook in the oven at 350º F (180º C) for 20 minutes.

Take out of the oven and add an egg to the basket, put over salt, black pepper and grated cheese, put the oven in gratin position and cook for 3 minutes.

egg basket

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