Invite your friends and family over this holiday season and offer some picapica a la española - that’s right, we mean Spanish snacks to share!
Patatas Bravas - While the traditional sliced and fried patatas bravas are undoubtedly irresistible, some chefs are innovating with new riffs on the Madrileño dish. For example, in the Hermanos Torres recipe, the potato is cooked, puréed and then shaped - like a finger - to be lightly crisped on all sides. Top with spicy bravas sauce and some aioli, for a comforting winter snack.
Pan con tomate - Who knew making a Spanish snack could be so easy, and so tasty! Take a good quality slice of bread, slightly toasted, rub with half a garlic clove - a little goes a long way - then rub half an overripe tomato over the surface. Drizzle with Extra Virgin olive oil and a scatter of Spanish sea salt. It makes a great side, or top with jamón ibérico to make it the star snack.
Vermut - The red vermouth of Reus, simply known as vermut de Reus, is Catalunya’s aperitivo drink of choice, especially on weekends. It is fast becoming known globally, where it is served just as they do in Spain - over ice, with a dash of club soda, a slice of orange and an anchovy-stuffed-olive on a toothpick. This sweetish tipple is the best with salty snacks, we promise!