For many people the best part about any vacation is being able to try the local foods! When visiting Southern Spain, you might want to discover what would be the best foods to try and eat in Southern Spain. Here is what we came up with:
Best food to eat in Southern Spain
Here are the 5 must-have foods in Southern Spain:
This is possibly my favorite food from my time in Spain. There are different signature ingredients in croquetas like ham, black sausage, or just plain cheese, and they are all mouth-watering. Tears run down my cheeks as I write this, what I would do for croquetas. If you don’t love them, then you need to find a better tapas bar.
2. Patatas Bravas
You will never look at cheesy fries the same. The sauce that accompanies the potato cubes varies, but expect something between mayonnaise, ketchup, and hot sauce—only much better.
3. Jamón Ibérico
You will inevitably see the large chunks of cured ham hanging from the ceilings of bars and markets. Some restaurants will delicately cut thin slices of Jamón in front of you, and all you have to do is let it melt in your mouth.
4. Tortilla Española
I know I said I love croquetas the most, but Tortilla Española might be tied for first. It’s a very simple dish—just potatoes, eggs, onions, and of course olive oil. Like an omelet, but oh, so much tastier. It’s thick and crunchy while also soft and hearty. Have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three. Throw it in a bocadillo. You can’t escape Tortilla Española in southern Spain.
Like a Spanish Ratatouille, but better. For all you vegetarians out there, afraid you can’t study abroad in Spain? Think again. My host mom had pisto ready to eat for dinner almost every day, and I never tired of the vegetables. It was filled with tomatoes, peppers, olive oil, and zucchini, to name a few. Sometimes there’s a fried egg on top, and that makes it even better.
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