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Kompir Mandza so Grasak (Potato and Pea Stew)

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*4 potatoes (cut into quarters)
*2 carrots
*1 brown onion
*1 green bullhorn pepper
*2 cloves of garlic
*1 tomato
*400g frozen peas
*Vegeta, pepper & salt to taste
*Vegetable oil for frying
*Optional: 1 tin of ‘Podravka Beef Goulash’
*Optional: diced beef (I prefer tender Eye Fillet) 

*2 tablespoons of plain flour
*2 tablespoons of red paprika
*30 ml of vegetable oil


1. Finely chop carrots, onion, bullhorn pepper, garlic and tomato. Optional: also dice the meat

2. Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and fry the chopped onion, carrots, bullhorn pepper and garlic until glassy and soft. Optional: also fry diced meat with the vegetables until browned. Stir in the chopped tomato and fry for another minute

3. Peel and cut potatoes into quarters, then add to saucepan of boiling water. Boil together with the fried vegetables for 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked but not too soft

4. Add frozen peas (and optional tin of Beef Goulash) and boil together for 5 minutes

5. Season with Vegeta, pepper and salt (to taste)

6. To thicken the stew, you will need a small frying pan to create the 'zaprska'. Heat the oil and add the flour. Stir until the flour has dissolved, then stir in the red paprika. Once the 'zaprska' starts bubbling, remove from the stove, add to the saucepan and stir

7. Serve with crunchy bread and feta cheese


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