Spanish Tapas Party

Cooking How-To,How-To,Recipes,Special Occasions
March 1, 2007

Make it a party with Spain's "happy hour" food.

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Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
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There’s nothing quite like tapas, the savory little dishes of Spain. Legend suggests that a Spanish king was unable to eat large amounts of food so his subjects also began eating smaller portions.

Tapas have taken the United States by storm. And why not, the idea of entertaining with little bits of this and that is far more appealing than preparing a five-course meal. Here are a few recipes to get you started. Add some good bread, olives, Spanish cheese and Sangria and you’re set.

—By Jeanette Hurt

 

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Baked Empanadas

A perfect little bite, this Spanish tapas is filled with ground beef and olives.

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Ensalada Rusa with Marinated Tomatoes

You say potato, I say tomato...add tuna and you have a wonderful dish uniting the best of these three salad stars.

Tortilla Espanol (Tortilla de Patatas)

This omelet-like dish is perfect as a light appetizer.