Hungry for some weird Spanish food? You better be, because what you’re about to see, is not for the faint of heart, and not just because it’s all oily and fat. Okay, mostly because of that. But it’s delicious (or at least so I’ve been told)!
Alright, ready or not, here are 15 Spanish foods the rest of the world doesn’t understand.
1. Calçots in romesco sauce
People in Catalonia are crazy about calçots, which is just a bunch of skinny onion leeks cooked over hot coals, usually served with a romesco sauce. Cooking the onions is the easy part, the sauce however is pure art. It’s made with garlic, tomato, bread, almonds, red peppers, rosemary, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. If that doesn’t get you to salivate, well, we’re only just starting.
What’s so special about roasted vegetables? Nothing… nothing at all, unless you drench your aubergines, red peppers, onions and tomatoes in olive oil.
If you’re a meat eater, you’re gonna love this one! Grab 2 beef steaks, stick some ham and cheese between them, and coat that bad boy with bread crumbs and a beaten egg. Now fry the whole, and look at your cholesterol levels skyrocket!
I love this thing. It’s basically a sausage made of coagulated pig’s blood, some lard, and either rice or pine nuts. Have never tried the nuts one, but everything else tastes like heaven when fried and served with sour cream.
5. Migas con chorizo
Would you like some… bread? Migas con chorizo is one of the most popular dishes in Spain. The bread has to go stale before you add in chorizo, eggs, grapes or tangerine and stir-fry that mother. I don’t get it, but it could be tasty.