What makes the best Spanish tapas so tempting is because it is the snack that bridges the gap between lunch and dinner. In Spain you can eat separate small dishes or you can eat a pinchos. Today you will learn more about this appetizer that you can find all over Spain. Ready to learn more about Spanish tapas? Lets get started!
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 a tempting Spanish tortilla tapas pinchos.
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.
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.
Spanish tapas pinchos ingredients
If you want to make Spanish tapas pinchos get these ingredients:
- Spanish tortilla
- Turkey lunch meat
- Serrano ham
- Cherry tomatoes
- Bell pepper
In some restaurants the length of the skewer determines 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 pinchos. They are all the same size.
How to make Spanish tapas
Start with pre heating the oven to 440℉/220℃ and bake the bread in 8-10 minutes. Heat a skillet to medium and bake the strips of bacon until crispy. Put aside.
Then bake the bell pepper in the skillet on medium until the bell pepper is soft. Also set these aside. Now it is time to assemble the pinchos.
Slice the bread in equal pieces. Take skewer and put a strip of bacon on a skewer. Slice the Spanish tortilla into equal wedges and put on top of a slice of bread. Stick the bacon skewer in the Spanish tortilla and bread.
Repeat with the turkey bacon and put it on a skewer. Stick into a Spanish tortilla wedge and bread. Now do the same with the cherry tomatoes, bell pepper and cold Serrano ham.
Ready to serve. These pinchos are great to make ahead and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Eat them with a chilled glass of white wine or a Sherry.
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
More easy tapas recipes
Looking for more tapas recipes that are easy to make? Then have a look at the following recipes:
- Savory Fried Shrimp Cakes Tortillitas de Camarones
- Mini party tacos shrimp canapés
- Tasty tortilla pizza snack
- Spanish tortilla with Serrano ham
- Tapenade prosciutto pinwheels
- Easy turkey ranch tortilla pinwheels
How to make tempting Spanish tapas
I hope you enjoy this recipe to make tempting Spanish tortilla tapas pinchos! If you make any my recipes? Tag @thetortillachannel on Instagram to let me know. Curious to know what is your favorite tapas or pincho? Leave your favorite tapas in a comment below.
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 and bake the strips of bacon until crispy
- Then bake the bell pepper in the skillet on medium until the bell pepper is soft
- Slice the bread and cut the Spanish tortilla in wedges
- Take skewer and put a strip of bacon on a skewer. Put a Spanish tortilla wedge on a piece of bread and stick the bacon skewer in the Spanish tortilla bread
- Repeat for the turkey lunch meat, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper and cold Serrano ham
- Ready to serve
Calories: 272; Fat: 6.1g; Carbs: 33.15g; Protein: 17.4g;