Thursday, December 06, 2007

This one is easy and versatile

You've sampled the local delicacies here in Spain. Now here is your chance to try preparing them for yourselves.

These recipes are translated with the kind permission of the Ayuntamiento de Bigastro.


Ingredients for 4 people:

300gms. of bread, 1/2kg of potatoes, 1 head of garlic, olive oil and salt.


Cut up dry bread that has been left for a few days and sprinkle it with plenty of water. Leave it to rest. Slice the potatoes. Lightly fry the garlic in the olive oil and in the same oil, fry the potatoes. Add the cut pieces of bread and continue cooking until it is golden.

Migas are simple, traditional dishes that made up the basic diet of shepherds, mule carriers and people working in the fields of southeast Spain. There are 15 different variations of this recipe e.g. migas can be made with bread and flour. They can accompany a great variety of other ingredients for a meal, from fried fish to fruits like grapes or pomegranates. They can also be dipped in drinking chocolate or coffee.

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