Austrian Grostl

Tyrol, wedged in the most westerly corner of Austria, is renowned for three things; its resplendent mountainous landscape, historic sites and historic traditions.

Alongside its folk songs, art and dress, the food found in the region is also woven into many years of heritage. Hearty specialities such as bacon or cheese dumplings with sauerkraut and salad or Kiachl, Moosbeernocken and Strauben are real Tirol favourites. All good Alpine fillers to replenish your stomach after a day on the slopes.

Tyrol, also Tirol, is also the home to Gröstl, also Grøstl or Groestl. In true hash style, it is a delicious and satisfying way of using up yesterday’s left-overs and makes a great shared-from-the-pan mountain lunch.

The key ingredient is

Fun fact: Grøstl was one of the five finalists in the Cryptographic Hash Algorithm Competition announced by The National Institute of Standards and Technology.


From the fridge: Chorizo, Spinach, Eggs.

From the cupboard:  Sweet Potatoes, Sundried Tomatoes, Onions.

Could add: Kale, Peppers, Tomatoes, Potatoes.


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