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somerset27

Heinz Frito

I want to make the Spanish pork stew with pots and chorizo but it has Heinz Frito as an ingredient and apparently no-one stocks it now. What can I use instead please - has anyone told Delia?

Frito

When Delia wrote her recipes using Tomato Frito as an ingredient it was available. However, she has no control over any of the supermarkets to make them stock something she uses.

Frito was available in Tesco (I bought some early this year), but I think it has virtually disappeared now. Over the years it has come and gone in supermarkets in the UK, we can only hope it comes back soon.

Unfortunately, we on the site are unable to recommend an alternative as the recipe would not have been tested by Delia. However I think some of our members have made this with an alternative and I am sure someone will post up a helpful reply for you.

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somerset27

Frito

Thanks for your reply; I am not even sure what Frito is but I guess a tin of tomatoes would be a suitable replacement. I have all the other ingredients to make it tomorrow - so I'll just try tomatoes

Thanks

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Expat Badger

frito

i'm sure i've seen others say that passata makes a good substitute

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Elpe

Tomato Frito

Yummy posted this recipe in her profile. Here's the link:-
http://www.deliaonline.com/community/yourrecipes/maincourses/Tomato_Frito.html

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JAMES

Frito

Passatta is a much better replacement than a tin of toms. Frito is not chunky.

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Krish

DIY-Frito

The basic frito recipe is very simple:
Just fry a chopped clove of garlic and a finely chopped onion in a little olive oil until translucent - add a couple of cans of chopped toms (and some fresh herbs if you fancy it - basil/thyme/oregano) - bring to boil and simmer 10 mins. Blend to a fine consistency and season to taste.

A good variation for mexican cookery is to char the garlic, onion and a whole chilli before chopping to give a smoky taste.

Also you can use ripe whole tomatoes instead of tinned and/or add tom puree for extra tommy-ness.

I make big batches (6+ tins worth) and freeze it.

Krish!

How fab to see you!

 
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