Simple to make and delicious to eat. This North Macedonian potato stew (kompir mandza) will not leave you feeling hungry. It is one of those ancient recipes, once considered a “poor man’s meal”, which has stood the test of time.
- 2 tbs vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tbs paprika
- 1.5kg potatoes
- 2 medium carrots
- 1.5l vegetable broth
- fresh parsley
- Peal the onion and chop it finely.
- Heat the oil in the pot, add chopped onion and ground paprika, and fry for a minute.
- Add a bit of water and keep cooking the onions until they are completely soft (adding more water if needed).
- In the meantime, peal the potatoes and carrots and cut to your liking (we cut them into 0.5cm cubes). Add veggies to the pot and stir to combine.
- Pour the vegetable broth and cook on medium low for 30 minutes.
- Add pepper and salt to taste. If the stew is too thick you can add more water; adjust salt and pepper accordingly.
- Add chopped parsley to your liking, stir and serve.*
* See bonus tips below
Bonus Tips for Macedonian Potato Stew
- Serve the soup with fresh salad and warm homemade bread.
We chose the Easy no-knead bread from Macedonian cuisine.