Posted by: Dee Andrews | July 12, 2008

Now, if only I knew where to find pig’s cheek!

Ran across this recipe this morning. I did want to experience another culture, guess that means eating the local delicacies too!

Olleta de blat picat
• wheat flour
• dry white beans
• chard
• turnips
• parsnip
• carrot
• garlic
• tomato
• pork ribs
• pork bones
• pig’s cheek
• onion
• olive oil
• salt
• water

Fry the meat with the chopped onion, garlic and tomato.
Add the dry white beans, wheat flour, meat and veggies.
Cover it all with water.
Add the salt, bring to boil, cook medium heat for 3 hours approximately…or until pig’s cheek is done, to taste.


  1. Cheek, as in butt???? Actually, the recipe sounds like a very delicious stew….good with a nice glass of Spanish red wine! I am loving the photos, Dee!! The white buildings and winding, uphill-downhill streets remind me of Santorini and Mykonos. And, Emma and Grace look like they were really happy with their cotton candy! Looks like you are all having a lot of fun! Hugs to all~Love, Nana

  2. No, Janet, I think “cheek” as in the cheek of the face! The locals claim it’s quite tender; perhaps I’ll try it on you and Jim when you are here in September.

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