About Food – Buzhbuzha

In this family recipe from Georgia’s Racha region we show how to make a delicious bacon meal. It is made with the famous Rachuli bacon from Racha but any good quality smoked, fatty bacon can be used.

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Ingredients: 300 grams of smoked, fatty bacon. We used Rachuli bacon from Georgia’s Racha region.

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Other ingredients: 5 onions, 3 juicy tomatoes, 5 cloves of garlic, 500 grams of potatoes, 1 tbs of hot red pepper, 300 ml of water, 20 grams of parsley, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

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Preparation: Cut the bacon and add to a deep pot. Fry on both sides on a medium heat.

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Chop the onions and add to the pot. Continue to fry for 4-5 minutes on a medium heat, stirring occasionally.

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Chop the potatoes and add to the pot. Continue to fry for a further 5 minutes, stirring frequently to coat the potatoes in the bacon fat.

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Chop the tomatoes and add to the pot. Stir and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes and then add 300 ml of water. Stir and reduce the temperature to low. Stir occasionally and cook until the potatoes are ready.

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Chop the parsley and squash the garlic and add to the pot, together with the red pepper and salt. Stir and remove from heat.

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Serving: Serve hot.

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Enjoy your Buzhbuzha!

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