Must-Eats of Madrid
When going to a new city or place, the food is one of the most prominent things of culture you will find. The food a city serves is a reflection of the way the residents of the city live. The culture of Madrid is rich with a lot of sweet and savory foods to sample. Here are some of the foods Madrid is known for:
Oreja a la Plancha
Literally translated this dich is called ‘pan-seared ear. This dish is served in large portions and sprinkled with seasoning and lemon juice. In Madrid pigs ear is a very popular dish and often comes with pieces of bacon of mushrooms. Delicious and definitely a must try!
Pincho de Tortilla
Better known among tourists as the Spanish omelet, another traditional Madrid classic. Eggs and potatoes are used as the base and it can be stuffed with a kinds of different ingredients like vegetables and meat. The way of serving can vary from a slice of a pie and sometimes eaten with bread. Everything is possible with this dish!
Churros con Chocolate
For those with more of a sweet tooth, Churros con Chocolate will probably be one of your favorites. Long strips of fried dough often sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Not to forget, you’re dipping the Churros in a cup filled with a warm chocolate sauce!
Callos a la Madrilena
This is a common winter-time dish, made with blood sausage, tripe and chorizo. All of the ingredients are cooked into a stew that is often served in a clay dish. This dish can be found in most bars and restaurants and is a firm meal, perfect to keep you warm during winter!
Like the Spanish omelet, the main ingredients of this dish are eggs and potatoes. The potatoes are fried in pan with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. When the potatoes are on a plate the dish is topped with over easy eggs. In some restaurants it is traditional for the server to break the egg yolks for you when serving the dish to the table.
Now that you have taken a look into the Spanish kitchen, you should come and try it yourself! This is only a small selection of the most delicious dishes you can find in Madrid.