You are here: Home » Cooking How-To » Spanish Tapas Party Spanish Tapas Party Cooking How-To,How-To,Recipes,Special Occasions http://relish.com/articles/spanish-tapas-party/ March 1, 2007 Make it a party with Spain's "happy hour" food. Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/14153_empanadasimg_2874.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint 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 Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Baked Empanadas A perfect little bite, this Spanish tapas is filled with ground beef and olives. 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.