Gastronomy in Hellin, is one of the most important values ​​of their traditional culture. In 1999 fieldwork was conducted to rescue indigenous recipes and so avoid being lost. To everyone's surprise, was collected over 150 References, which are an important legacy and that few local recipes of such size. We have selected here some dishes and desserts that can be enjoyed in our restaurants or bars.

Rabbit in patagorrina

To 4 people:

  • A rabbit.
  • Vinegar.
  • 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Olive oil, parsley and salt.

Fry the chopped rabbit and a paste is made with garlic, parsley and a little vinegar (also can incorporate fried liver). Once fried rabbit, the paste is added with a jet of water and let reduce for a few minutes.

Beans with onions

To 6 people:

  • 1 kg of beans.
  • 1 kg of onions.
  • 1/4 kg of ham serrano.
  • Olive oil and salt.

Chop onions and fry. When they are well poached, then add the peeled fava beans and a splash of water and leaves no very high heat until they become. A tender time, is added ham, previously chopped and fried.

Sweet loaves

  • Sprockets.
  • Peel lemon and orange.
  • 1 cinnamon stick.
  • 1/2 kg of sugar.
  • Water.
  • Panecicos.
  • 6 eggs.
  • Bread crumbs, grated.
  • 1/2 sugar glass.
  • Oil for frying.

The loaves are made by mixing eggs with bread (necessary so that the dough is thick not) and sugar. Portions are made with a spoon and fry until golden brown.

In a bit of surplus oil roasted sugar. At the same time, water will be heated with orange and lemon peel, cinnamon and pine nuts. When boiling, are added to the loaves and sugar toast, and cook at least an hour, until the loaves are soft and fluffy.

Gazpacho Manchego

To 4 people:

  • Middle rabbit.
  • 1 Partridge.
  • 1 head of garlic.
  • Middle pepper.
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, bay, thyme.
  • 1/4 mushroom kg.
  • 1 Cake gazpacho.

Chop the rabbit, Partridge, tomatoes and peppers, and peel garlic. Gazpacho cake pieces are part and take a handful per person. Put the kettle on.

In a pan with oil, fry the meat a few minutes. Add bay, garlic, tomato and pepper and fry other 5 minutes. Add hot water and salt to taste and cook 25 minutes. Add thyme and cake gazpacho, and add chopped mushrooms and finish cooking until the meat is tender (15 minutes).


  • 1/2 kg of dry beans.
  • A ham bone.
  • 1 chorizo.
  • Paprika, chilli, one bay leaf, salt and pepper.

Beans are soaked (in water with bicarbonate) for a while, washed and put back into water for, at least, 48 hours. In a container, joins beans ham bone, chorizo, bay, chilli, a little pepper, salt and a teaspoon of paprika. All this cook until the beans are tender.

Rice with rabbit and snails

To 6 people:

  • 6 small vessels rice (1/2 about kg).
  • 1 chopped rabbit.
  • 1/4 green beans.
  • 12 snails.
  • 1 tomato.
  • 4 garlic.
  • Olive oil, will, parsley and dye.

Fry the rabbit and add the peeled tomatoes, crushed, minced garlic, parsley and green beans. Sauté all well and water is added (double the amount of rice). Boil for half an hour, after which the rice is added, the dye and salt. In 10 minutes, snails cast, properly cleaned and purged, with the remaining chopped garlic. Cook other 10 minutes, leaving a little soggy.

Rice collejas

To 6 people:

  • 1/2 kg of rice (a small glass per person).
  • 250 g of flaked salt cod and.
  • 1/2 collejas.
  • 2 medium tomatoes.
  • A bunch of garlic.
  • Will, olive oil and dye.

Tomato fry, garlic, cod and collejas. When you are all well poached, add the rice, given a few turns and catches the water and salt, first testing, as cod and clear enough. Finally, the dye is added. Cook for 20 minutes.

Stew loaves

To 6 people:

  • 1 cebolla great.
  • 1/2 kg of chickpeas or beans.
  • 1/2 kg of spinach to chard.
  • 3 potatoes.
  • Paprika.
  • For loaves: 3 eggs, breadcrumbs the bread crumbs.

Eggs are mixed with the bread until light mass, portions are taken with a spoon and fry in olive oil. Reserved.

In the same oil, fry the onion and, when it is clear, is added a teaspoon of paprika and given a few laps.

Boil chickpeas (soaked in 12 hours before) Hot water. When events are almost, is added the chopped potato, the fried onion, paprika, the loaves and spinach, and boil until the potato is cooked.

Garlic Matanza

To 5 people:

  • 750 gr. pork liver.
  • 2 thick strips of bacon.
  • 300 g loaf bread crumbs (Crumb equivalent 3/4 parts of a bread 1kg).
  • Pine nuts for garnish (to taste).
  • 1,6 liters of hot water.
  • 1 pinch of cloves.
  • 4 large garlic cloves.
  • 1,5 tablespoons paprika.
  • Half a teaspoon of oregano.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 130 ml of oil.
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Crumble bread, better if it the previous day. Add spices and mix. Cut the bacon into slices, chop the liver, peel the garlic and put the kettle on

In a pan with very little oil, should fry the slices so that they release all the fat and then remove. In fat garlic and fry liver 3 a 4 minutes. Remove, crush everything together in a mortar and book.

In the same pan, with excess fat, lightly toast the crumbs and add boiling water, stirring until pureed take. Add the crushed, salt and pine nuts, stirring for about 20 minutes.

They know that the garlic is ready when mataero sprockets and oil rise to the surface.

NOTES: Typical foods at parties.

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  • 1 kg of canned tomato.
  • Black olives.
  • 1/2 kg of tuna in lata.
  • 4 boiled eggs.
  • The Onion chives, olive oil and salt.

Tomato is chopped, is added minced onion or scallion and salted to taste. The flaked tuna is added, olives and sliced ​​egg. Aligns with olive oil and ready to serve.

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  • 1 kg the harina.
  • 50 g of baker's yeast.
  • 3/4 liter of warm water.
  • 3 eggs.
  • Salt and oil for frying.

Water mix, flour and baking powder and add a little salt. And the mass is left to stand until bulked and fermented. Just now, add eggs and mix well. Dough pieces are picked with fingers, soaked in oil, and stretch, throwing them later in abundant oil caliente. Once golden, you sprinkle sugar over them.

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  • Roasted almonds rolled.
  • Egg Whites.
  • Sugar.

Beat the egg whites until stiff, sugar is added as everything is well mixed, almond is added. Are placed in paper cups and placed in the oven at low temperature. It is important to control the oven because very soon we will have the sighs ready to taste.