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These famous Spanish tapas, Squid Ink Croquettes or croquetas, are made with tinted thick bechamel, squid, onion, spicy paprika and garlic, making this an outstanding bite for any occasion! Squid Ink Croquettes, called Croquetas de Calamar en su Tinta in Spain, is my favourite, “Tapa.” Made with the surprising Squid ink to give it an extra “sea” taste and this bold, dark colour to the dish. This “black croqueta” tapa version is one you should experience, whether in Spain or if you want to reproduce it in your place. The Spice Mix So, in this version, I’ve slightly modified the original recipe by adding a touch of spicy paprika and garlic to my croquetas. I believe it brings a deeper aromatic croqueta. The spices are not overpowering, just enough to give the beloved calamari a kick, which I think goes perfectly with this recipe. Spanish Croquetas Spain has a wide variety of…

Indulge in the unexpected delight of Gluten-free Pumpkin Croquettes this fall. Featuring a perfect balance of sweet and salty flavours, along with a smooth yet crunchy texture, thanks to the addition of feta. A unique autumn treat awaits! Croquettes or croquetas comes from the French word: ‘croquer’. Which means ‘to bite into.’ The world has different recipes, often with potatoes, meat and brown sauce or thick béchamel and some other ingredients… There’s a whole world of croquettes, and today, a new one is born: The pumpkin croquettes with feta! Air Fryer to the Rescue! These beauties could be fried, but for our health’s sake, I didn’t use the frying pan… I’ve used my air-fryer instead! If you don’t have one, no problem; pop them in the oven, and the coating will cook beautifully there, too. A Tapas Like No Other for Halloween! This Gluten-free pumpkin and Feta Croquette are mainly…

One of the most appreciated Tapas in Spain is the famous cured ham croquette made with bechamel. Spanish Ham Croquettes have a crunchy exterior with an ultra-creamy interior, impossible not to fall for those little bites. The Spanish Ham Croquettes or Croquetas, as they say in Spain, are simple to do. It’s basically a thick Béchamel sauce mixed up with cured ham, codfish, cuttlefish, mushrooms, or anything you want. In Spain, the most beloved gastronomic tapa would probably be Iberic ham croquetas. A pure delight! However most of the time, they are made out of serrano ham, the equivalent of prosciutto ham. But indeed it can be replaced by whatever cured ham you prefer or leftovers you have. Usually served as a tapas, it could also make a great light lunch served with a green or couscous salad. History of Croquetas Back in the day, they would use the leftovers of meat…

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