Do you want to try the best dishes in Granada? In ForGranadaLovers we help you to choose the best ones. This city has a great gastronomy that you will love. We help you with a list of dishes that you must order if you are going to eat out. Let's get to it!
Traditional dishes from Granada
Among the different Spanish and Andalusian cuisines, Granada's is undoubtedly one of the richest, especially because of the morphology of the territory and the influences received over time from the different populations that inhabited it. But let's discover together the traditional dishes of Granada's cuisine.
As is well known, the Sacromonte omelette is a gastronomic symbol of Granada's cuisine. The worldwide fame of the potato omelette is so well known that it is easy to find it almost anywhere. The original recipe is beef brains cooked with chunks of pork, all mixed with beaten eggs and potatoes. Some recipes also include chunks of ham or sausage, peppers and peas.
Habas Saladillas con y Jamos (Broad beans with ham)
The tradition of this recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. It consists of small fresh broad beans cooked in olive oil accompanied by strips of ham (usually Trevélez DOC ham).
If served hot, this dish is usually accompanied by a bread cake covered with grains of salt called "saladilla" (see below), with a plate of scrambled eggs or omelette.
Eggplant with cane sugar (berenjena con panela)
Eggplant with cane sugar is a dish of ancient Arab tradition, typical of the entire autonomous community of Andalusia, most widespread in the cities of Cordoba, Malaga and Granada precisely. It is often served in many bars and restaurants in Granada as an appetizer or tapa. It is prepared by frying the aubergines in hot oil and when they are ready (juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside) honey is added to produce a truly spectacular sweet and sour effect.
Ensalada is a bread dough cake covered with grains of coarse salt and baked in the oven. It is usually eaten in the province of Granada in the spring months and it is typical in these parts to eat it on the occasion of the religious festivals of the Cruz de Mayo and Corpus Domini. It is usually eaten as an accompaniment to green beans from the Vega area along with cured ham, bacon or dried cod.
Among the traditional dishes of Granada's cuisine we must remember the Remojón Granadino, a gastronomic specialty among the most popular in the provinces of Almeria and Malaga. Its fame is due to the use of seasonal and quality raw materials: orange, chives and cod. The recipe varies depending on how you travel. Depending on the place you can find roasted cod, salted, raw, desalted or not desalted. In addition, potatoes, dried tomatoes, black olives, onions, hard-boiled eggs, onions or shallots, garlic, vinegar, chilli, but at the base of this dish is the very good local olive oil.
Piononos of Santafe
The pionono is undoubtedly the most famous dessert in the province of Granada, born at the end of the 19th century on the occasion of the Pope's visit, from which it takes its name. The original recipe has been developed and renewed over the years with the addition of new ingredients and flavors. From bitter chocolate with raspberry or mandarin, to white chocolate and vanilla flavour or tiramisu are just some of the variations with which this typical dessert is prepared.
The zalamandroña is a kind of cold salad that is served in several villages in the centre-east of the province of Granada, especially in the region of Guadix. The historical origin of the dish dates back to the Andalusian period of the 9th century. The vegetables (roasted peppers, courgettes, zucchini, courgettes, dried tomatoes) harvested in the orchards of Granada are dried in the sun during the summer. When preparing the dish, the vegetables are hydrated and olive oil, chopped onion, desalted cod, pine nuts, oregano and ground black pepper are added.
After discovering the traditional dishes of Granada's cuisine, we also suggest you try the famous tapas from Granada.