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The typical foods of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands
24 Aug

The typical foods of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands

Would you like to cook your own typical Mallorca meals? Enter this post and follow step by step our top 5 typical Mallorcan foods. Discover them!


Majorcan and Balearic gastronomy is based on typical garden products, Mediterranean flavors and the best raw materials. Next, we are going to know the typical foods of Mallorca and their recipes step by step.

Typical Mallorcan meals



500g of strong flour
150g of sugar
2 eggs
50g lard (or butter)
15g fresh yeast
200ml of lukewarm water
Icing sugar (for dusting)


Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.

Mix the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Add the dissolved yeast and the eggs. Knead until a homogeneous mass is obtained.

Add the lard and continue kneading until you obtain an elastic dough.

Let the dough rest in a warm place until doubled in size (approximately 2 hours).

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to form a rectangle and roll it up as if it were a Swiss roll.

Form a spiral with the roll of dough in a round mold. Let rest for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Bake the ensaimada for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

Let cool and sprinkle with icing sugar.

You can also buy authentic Mallorcan ensaimadas in our online store.


It is important to mention that making sobrasada at home is a complicated process that requires certain knowledge and tools. Sobrassada is a cured raw sausage, made mainly of pork, paprika and salt.

You can also buy authentic sobrasada from Mallorca in our online store.


1 kg of pork (lean and bacon)
30g of salt
30 g sweet paprika
Pork tripe (for stuffing)


Chop meat and bacon into small pieces.

Mix the meat with the salt and paprika.

Fill the casings with this mixture using a stuffing machine.

Tie the ends of the casings with thread.

Hang the sobrassada in a cool and ventilated place to cure. This can take several weeks.



A traditional vegetarian dish that combines aubergines, peppers, potatoes and tomatoes.


2 eggplants
2 red bell peppers
3 medium potatoes
4 ripe tomatoes
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced


Wash and cut the aubergines into slices, add salt and let them rest for 30 minutes to release the bitterness.

Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut into slices.

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the potatoes until golden. Reserve.

In the same oil, fry the aubergines until golden. Reserve.

Roast the peppers until the skin turns black, peel and cut into strips.

In a casserole, place a layer of potatoes, then aubergines, peppers and finally sliced tomatoes.

Sauté the minced garlic in a little oil and spread over the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook in the oven at 180°C for 30 minutes.


Frit Mallorquí

A traditional stew made with lamb entrails.


500 g lamb offal (lung, heart, liver)
2 potatoes
2 red bell peppers
1 head of garlic
Olive oil
Salt, pepper and sweet paprika


Clean and cut the innards into small pieces.

Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes.

In a large skillet with oil, fry the offal until golden brown. Reserve.

In the same oil, fry the potatoes and the peppers cut into strips.

Add the peeled and whole garlic.

When the potatoes are almost done, add the innards to the pan.

Season with salt, pepper, paprika and bay leaf.

Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes, until everything is well cooked.


Pa amb Oli (Bread with oil)

A simple but essential recipe on the Mallorcan table.


Mallorcan bread or rustic bread
Mature tomatoes
extra virgin olive oil
garlic (optional)
Serrano ham, cheese, anchovies or other sausages to taste (optional)


Cut the bread into thick slices.

If you like, lightly rub the bread with a clove of garlic.

Cut a tomato in half and rub on the bread until it is soaked.

Drizzle generously with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt to taste.

Optionally, you can add Serrano ham, cheese, etc. on top.


Coca de Trampó


A kind of Mallorcan pizza with fresh vegetables.


250g of flour
1 packet of dry yeast
1 red bell pepper
1 green pepper
2 ripe tomatoes
1 onion
Olive oil
Salt and pepper


In a large bowl, mix the flour and yeast. Add lukewarm water and a splash of oil. Knead until you get a smooth dough. Let rest for an hour.

While the dough rests, cut the peppers, tomatoes and onion into cubes. Mix in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Stretch the dough on a baking tray forming a thin base.

Spread the vegetable mixture evenly over the dough.

Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown and vegetables are tender.


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