When you think of Spanish food, the first thing that generally comes to mind is paella or potato tortilla. However croquetas (especially in Andalucía) are a staple on the tapas menu, and a delicacy I was lucky to learn how to make. My adopted Spanish family invited me into the kitchen to learn how to make the best Spanish croquetas I’ve ever tasted!
One thing to note, the Valencians love their food. Which works just fine for me, as it’s a passion I can relate to.
Lunches, I’ve found, are an exercise in itself. Most places offer 2 dishes, bread, dessert and a drink for one low price. My first day at the university cafeteria gave me a shock when I only had to pay 4,75€ for all of this:
Yesterday I had my first cooking lesson in Spanish. The cuisine was an old time favourite: la tortilla. This was one of the plates we enjoyed on our last visit to Spain so I was excited to say the least when my mama told me she was going to teach me how to cook it. And it was such an easy dish! Potatoes and egg, nada más.