All posts tagged: spanish

Ham Croquetas, is life too short?

I love Croquetas, or croquettes  – if you prefer. They do have that unbeatable mouthfeel thing don’t they? Crispy and crunchy on the outside, hot and creamy inside – an essential addition to your tapas. I have not yet found a shop-bought version that gives you same hit so when I spotted this recipe by José Pizarro in the BBC Good Food magazine. I thought, why not? I can tell you why not…..because they are right fiddle. Delicious, but a time-consuming, right fiddle. Ingredients 75g Plain Flour, 2 large eggs (beaten), 75g breadcrumbs (I used Panko breadcrumbs) For the filling – 4 tablespoons olive oil, 1 small leek very finely diced, 70g Iberico ham (or similar, I used Serrano), 60g plain flour, 75ml ham or veg stock (I used new Oxo Ham stock – fab), 325ml full fat milk, freshly grated nutmeg to taste (I kept it light) Method For the filling, heat the olive oil in a pan until fairly warm, add the leek and sauté until soft, but not browned. Stir in the …

Some excellent Friday Food and Frink

So Friday was a day for lunch and a bit of art. A  pretty nice day as it panned out. Elizabeth Frink is on at Lakeside Arts on the main Nottingham University Campus. It is free and on the tram-line so not excuse not to visit really…        Frink is one of my favourite artists, I like ‘big art”, that fills spaces and changes your perspective. Frinks sculptures are frequently life-size or bigger. It is hard to capture the perspective on a camera phone, but the standing horse was horse-size, and the dogs were dog-sized and the standing figures are probably 7 foot tall or more on their plinths.                                                      The idea had been to have a bit of lunch at one of the two cafes at the site, but they were packed, and I think, given the proliferation of name-tags it was probably a student open day …