Catalan Trinxat

Trinxat, meaning "chopped and shredded" in Catalan, is a potato pancake fried in olive oil. This dish comes from the Pyrenees, where Catalans prepared it for cold winters.

Serves 3-4

What you need:

2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 head of green cabbage, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
1.5 tsp salt

In a large pot, boil the chopped potatoes and cabbage for 30 minutes. In a small pan, fry the minced garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil until lightly browned. Strain the potatoes and cabbage in a colander and place them in a large bowl. Mash the potatoes and cabbage with the garlic until smooth. Form the mashed potatoes into patties and fry in a non-stick pan in olive oil until browned on both sides.


  1. Oh, how I love potato pancakes..yum..with cabbage, I would never of thought of that..I'll have to give this one a try tonight.

  2. This is exactly like the British dish, Bubble and Squeak. It's very good!

  3. This looks wonderful and I must try it.
    Always looking for vegetarian Catalan recipes. Petons Kate


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