What’s it all about?
If the history of the Spanish omelette is unclear, the croqueta’s is even more confusing. The recipe of this typical Spanish tapa has spread from Europe, to America and later on even to the Middle East and Asia. Every country has its own version of how to make croquetas. In this class we will learn the Spanish way.
After this class you will be able to find out the difference between each recipe, and finally choose your favourite version of the queen of tapas.
What will we cover?
In this class we will create a Spanish croqueta:
- A little bit of history of where this recipe comes from,
- We will make a Bechamel sauce, the base of this recipe,
- We will crumb them and eat them!
Who will be teaching?
Every Spanish person has their own variant of the recipe, but in this case it will be Cristina Garcia who will show you how to make croquetas, based on a recipe she learnt from her neighbour: an amazing woman who used to live in front of her apartment during her University Studies in Madrid. She has carried this recipe around to wherever she has travelled because she considers it is the best version of a Spanish tapa.
Aside from making croquetas, she is an interior designer and has a passion for the most traditional Spanish food. She comes from the south of Spain, a very traditional area and in her words “a place in the world where you sometimes could think that time has stopped”.