When you go to big Spanish cities you find them everywhere Pincho/Pinxto bars. It is quite a sight to see. A bar that is literally filled with food. A pincho is usually a small piece of bread with great treats on top. From croquetas, cheese, Russian salad, to Spanish tortilla. In some bars the pinchos are like a work of art. So pretty you do not want to eat them. If you made my Spanish tortilla dish recently or you have a bought a Spanish tortilla this recipe shows what more you can do and make tempting Spanish tortilla tapas pinchos. Lets get started!
Pinchos are definitely related to tapas. You eat both as a snack to bridge the gap from one meal to the next or while having drinks and appetizers. Tapas is eaten across the whole of Spain where as a pincho is found more in the North of Spain. Pincho refers to the skewer or toothpick that is used to pinch the food to a piece of bread or the hold it together while cooking.
In some restaurants the length of the skewer shows the price of the pincho. So a pincho with a long skewer is more expensive than a short skewer.
I only had one size skewers in my drawer, so no debating about price when it comes to my pincho. They are all the same size.
The base ingredient of this recipe is the Spanish tortilla which consists of three ingredients potatoes, onion and eggs. Slice the Spanish tortilla into pie shaped pieces. Pierce the additional ingredients to the skewer before adding it to the bread.
These pinchos are great to make beforehand and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Eat them with a chilled glass of white wine or a Sherry. Want to make you own tapas bar? Serve the pinchos with a bowl of olives, cheese, fried shrimps, some patatas bravas, albondigas, aioli saus or smooth spicy roasted tomato salsa, Russian salad and bread with salmon or crab salad. The options are endless.
If you want to be all authentic you can cover your Sherry with your pincho tapas. That is one of the reasons why the tapas was invented in the first place and prevent (fruit) flies being attracted to the sweet Sherry, the tapas was used to cover the drinks in between sips. So who is ready to start a pincho bar raise your hand?
I added the following toppings to my Spanish tortilla tapas pinchos. Consider them suggestions because there are so much more variations you can try:
- Bell pepper
- Cherry tomatoes
- Jamon de Serrano
How to make tempting Spanish tortilla tapas pinchos
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If you made my Spanish tortilla dish, this recipe shows what more you can do and make these tempting Spanish tortilla tapas pinchos. Lets get started.
- 1 bread
- 1 Spanish tortilla
- 2 strips of bacon
- 2 strips of turkey lunch meat
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- ½ bell pepper
heat oven to bake the bread
heat pan medium heat
bake the strips of bacon
bake the strips of turkey lunch meat (optional)
bake the bell pepper by softening the bell pepper on medium to high heat
Take skewer and put a strip of bacon on a skewer, put a strike of turkey on a separate skewer. Repeat for the cherry tomatoes, bell pepper and cold Serrano ham
Slice the bread in to small strips as well
Pinch a skewer in a piece of bread
Ready to serve