Granatir or Grenadier march

Ready in: 30 min
Serves: 4
Complexity: very easy
Origin: Slavonia

"Granatir" or "Grenadier March" is a very simple dish originating from Slavonia. Its name suggests that it was made as a meal for soldiers (grenadiers) before long marches.

Granatir or Grenadier march


  • 1/2 kg potatoes
  • 1/2 kg pasta (any kind)
  • 2 onions
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered paprika
  • salt
  • bacon
  • oil


"Granatir" is a poor man's dish, high in energy and can keep you working hard for the whole day. No one can tell for sure when was this dish made for the first time, but everyone will confirm you that it has been made since they can remember. It remained one of the favourite dishes on the table.

It is a typical winter dish and you can add some sour cabbage if you want. Don't wait for winter to prepare it, it works just fine in the summer with a lot of fresh green salad and tomatoes.

1. Cut the potatoes into small cubes and cook them in salted water until they are done.

2. While the potatoes are cooking, cook the pasta in salted water until done.

3. Fine chop the onions and stew them until they become transparent, then add a teaspoon of powdered paprika.

4. Strain the pasta and potatoes and mix them into the onions and fry it for a minute or two (if you like it crusty, add some more oil and fry longer).

5. Cut bacon into cubes and fry them separately. When done, mix it all together.

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