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Trinxat (Catalan cabbage and potato cake)

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Trinxat (Catalan cabbage and potato cake)

paulj | Nov 27, 2010 09:49 PM

Anyone familiar with this dish, and have thoughts on making it?

I found it this afternoon browsing through Paula Wolfert's SWFrance book (though her version does not have potatoes). I ended up making the version from a Pyrenees cooking (Mariana Chang) that combines cooked cabbage and potato and frying that into cakes. It is served with bacon and/or sausages.

It was quite tasty, though I had trouble turning the cakes (like a Spanish tortilla), probably because the cabbage/potato mixture was too wet. I bet I could have stirred in some instant mashed potatoes to correct the consistency.

I found a number of recipes on line, mainly through Google images. Most show neat (Spanish) tortilla like cake, though some serve it without frying (looking more like lumpy mashed potatoes). Some compare it to British Bubble-n-Squeak. I was also reminded of an Italian polenta with cabbage (and beans) (encatenata).

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