One of the great attractions in this municipality is its gastronomy where they recommend to try dishes like the garlic soup, the stew, the gruel, the egg doughnuts, the serrano ham, the delicious gazpacho and many others that will delight all of those seeking to experiment with their taste buds in this village near the Costa del Sol.
The ‘cateto’ bread of the bread shops in Alhaurin deserve a special mention and is famous all around Malaga province.
There is also an important cultivation in the vegetable farms of Alhaurin that offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables like oranges, tangerines, plums, pomegranates, pears, avocados, peaches and vegetables such as tomatoes, artichokes, cauliflowers, chards and many others that are typical from the municipality and that enhance the dishes of the Mediterranean diet.
The typical dishes that we recommend you to order in any of the restaurants in Alhaurin El Grande are:
Aceitunas Aloreñas (Olives from Alora) : This sweetened olive is served open in brine and seasoned with typical aromatic herbs from the region.
Cachorreñas: Made with cod, tomatoes, onions and oranges. They are eaten all year round, and in summer they can also be served with sardines.
Butter puff pastry pies.
Cachorreña Gruel: A typical dish made with bread, flour, and milk typical of the low class during the 20th century.
Gazpacho: A typical Andalusian cold soup that is very popular particularly in summer.
Migas (breadcrumbs): Another typical dish of the middle class in the early 20th century Malaga which is made with dry bread turned into crumbs with either bacon or pork fat.
Stewpot soup: A hot soup made with vegetables, chicken, pork fat and either pork or veal meat.
The ‘Allullas’, the ‘Mojete’ and the olive oil buns are also typical from the area and we’ll also be able to find a rich confectionery where we must highlight the olive oil pies, the ‘polcas’ and the ‘Mostachones’.
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