Food Porn Friday Episode 4: Spain

Hola. Hattie está en Barcelona. So here’s a little brunch, Spanish style.

I know what you’re asking. What would Jamie Oliver eat if he were cooking brunch in Spain? Well, you can’t pin Jamie down to one country, so check out his Italianified take on the traditional Spanish Tortilla:

Photo and recipe by JamieOliver.com

I don’t feel like I’ve talked about Chorizo enough. Chorizo is one of those foods that’s such a powerful flavour that you know when you want it. It crisps around the outside and the fat melts in the middle and it stains everything you’re cooking with that beautiful fatty orange colour. Jamie uses potatoes and eggs to absorb that flavour, and parsley and fresh shallots freshen the dish up – delicious.

Another Spanish brunch classic ft chorizo is this Baked eggs dish:

Photo and recipe by notquitenigella.com

Photo and recipe by notquitenigella.com

A little hot for the Barcelonian summer for my tastes, baked eggs are a classic Autumn Sunday Morning dish – warm, filling, rich, packed full of flavour. Mop up all the juices with hunks of fresh sourdough bread.

Patatas Bravas is a classic Spanish dish… so why not brunch it? How, you ask? Simply put a fried egg on top.

Photo and recipe by vikalinka.com

Photo and recipe by vikalinka.com

Hey, I didn’t say it was clever.

Finally it wouldn’t be Spanish Brunch without the highlight of Spanish sweetland: Churros. This is quite a traditional breakfast dish in spain, where children will commonly dunk their crispy on the outside, soft in the middle churros into their morning hot chocolate. Perfection.

Churros And Chocolate

Photo and recipe by userealbutter.com

I’ll see you when I’m back from Spain next week – in the mean time, feel free to comment, and happy brunching!

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About hattiemily

London-based poet. Previously published on the underground, currently can't remember how to actually write.
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