Octopus fritá or 'Frit de pop'

Fritá de pulpo o ‘Frit de pop’

The Octopus Fritá 'Frit de pop' is a classic recipe in Ibiza. Perhaps it is the recipe that people request the most.
tourists on the Island. Although you will see that it is simple, it is somewhat laborious if you are the ones
you cook the octopus. The trick to make it faster is to use vacuum-packed cooked octopus, but if
you cook at home and buy fresh octopus, remember that so that it is not hard, it is necessary
freeze it previously. The freezing process causes the fibers to break and the octopus becomes
soft. When it is not frozen and is going to be cooked fresh, it is necessary to hit it against a
surface to achieve a good result.

The cooking process is not complicated and if you also have a pressure cooker, in 7 minutes the
cooked octopus.

Extra virgin olive oil
400 g cooked octopus
3 garlic cloves
1 large onion or two chives
3 bay leaves
1 green Italian pepper
1 Italian red pepper
500-600 g potatoes
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika or spicy mix
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

1.- Peel and cut the onion into julienne strips or to taste. Prepare the frying pan with a splash of oil, heat
Heat and add the slightly crushed garlic with or without skin, the onion and the whole bay leaves.
or in pieces and sauté until the onion is transparent and begins to brown. About 10-15 minutes.
2.- Add the cooked octopus cut into slices, add the paprika and stir for a few minutes
until everything is integrated. Remove and reserve.
3.- Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes. Wash and dry the peppers and cut into pieces to taste. Prepare the
pan and add a good amount of oil. Heat and add the potatoes, peppers and a little
of salt. Sauté until the potatoes are golden and the peppers are soft. When everything is ready,
Remove from the pan and drain the excess oil.
4.- Mix both preparations and serve in a clay dish sprinkled with fresh parsley.
finely chopped.

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