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A sweet yet salty flavour with a smooth nonetheless crunchy bite, try these surprising Gluten free Pumpkin Croquettes with feta this fall. Croquettes or croquetas comes from the French word: ‘croquer’. Which means ‘to bite vigorously into’. The whole word have different recipes, often with potatoes, with meat and brown sauce or made with a 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, simply pop them in the oven and the coating will cook beautifully in there too. A tapas like no other for Halloween! These Gluten free Pumpkin and Feta Croquettes are mainly made the Spanish way, no potatoes. It’s…

Calamari (squid) in its Ink Croquetas (Croquetas de Calamar en su Tinta) is my personal favorite Spanish “Tapa” Croqueta. Made with the scary for some and divine for others, Squid ink to give it extra “sea” taste and this bold, dark color. Croquetas are considered tapas in Spain, and this “black squid” tapa version is one you should definitely experience whether in Spain or in your own place. Here is my version of it, I’ve modified slightly the original recipe and added a touch of spicy paprika and garlic to my croquetas which result into a lightly spiced croqueta, barely noticeable. You can also omit it, then you’ll be making the traditional squid croquetas. The spices are not overpowering, just enough to give the beloved calamari a little kick which I believe goes to perfection with this recipe. Spanish croquetas In Spain, they have a wide variety of croquetas, ranging from cured ham…

One of the most apreciated Tapa in Spain is the famous cured ham croqueta made solely with bechamel. Resulting into a crunchy exterior with a ultra creamy and tasty interior. The croquetas are simple to do, it’s basically a thicker Béchamel sauce mixed with whether cured ham, cod fish, cuttlefish, mushrooms… anything you want. Also, you can make a big batch and freeze the rest for later, which makes them polivalent. I would say the cured ham croquetas are the most common in Spain or at least in the Catalonia region. Occasionally made out of the famous iberic ham, coming from the black iberic pigs but most of the time they are made out of serrano ham, the normal ham coming form white pigs. But surely it can be replace by whatever cured ham you prefer, and budget you have. The croquetas are shared as tapas accompanied with a drink but it could also…

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