What are the most typical Spanish dishes?
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If you are in Spain and you don’t know the typical dishes, see the list below made by our A1 students. They are delicious, SO yummy! Do not hesitate to try them.
Paella: Paella is a famous rice dish from Valencia. There are different types of Paella. It can be with vegetables, chicken, rabbit or seafood.
Fried anchovies: Anchovies can be fried or cooked with vinegar. I love fried anchovies fried with flour in a frying pan. You can eat anchovies with lemon and bread.
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Churros: Churros is a typical Spanish pastry, it is shaped like a long sausage and can be either straight or curly. You can eat them for breakfast either with sugar or chocolate.
Croquetas: Croquetas are covered by breadcrumbs. They are fried and made of meat, mushrooms or shrimps. You can eat them as a tapa (small portion).
Gazpacho: There are plenty of gazpacho recipes in Spain. The Andalusian gazpacho is made from tomatoes, peppers, onions and cucumbers. It is a cold and refreshing soup which is perfect in the hot weather.
Broad beans with ham: It is simple but delicious dish. I like eating it with potatoes and a beer.
Patatas bravas: Patatas bravas is a typical dish that you can find in Spanish bars and restaurants. Patatas bravas are fried potatoes served with a spicy tomato sauce or sometimes with alioli (garlic mayonnaise). It is very tasty as a tapa with a beer.
Spanish custard ice cream: Custard ice cream is a very traditional Spanish ice cream. It is made of egg whites, milk, cinnamon and lemon. It is very refreshing in summer.