Few things like more in Madrid than a squid sandwich.
Who has not succumbed to the temptation to throw in that mouthful that is part of
our gastronomic and sentimental culture
Wednesday the 14th is
Calamari Sandwich Day
and the perfect excuse to take a walk around the city and understand, firsthand, why we like this painterly sandwich so much.
We enter the traditional sand with
, a centennial house in the Plaza Mayor, the
In this place the sandwich of a lifetime is prepared:
and crunchy squid floured and fried in olive oil.
And what better way to accompany it than with a
while enjoying the views offered by its two terraces, one in the middle of the square and the other, more flirtatious, in Botoneras.
Price: 3.90 euros.
Botoneras, 5. Telephone: 91 366 30 28.
How not to include the proposal of
, that tavern with a traditional soul inspired by those of the 60s and located in the
Advised by Juanjo López Bedmar (you know, La Tasquita de Enfrente), the coordinates of her sandwich are clear: "We use
, which is fried with
Sevillian frying flour
, sourdough minichapata and lime mayonnaise," they explain from the restaurant.
Price: 7 euros.
Ibiza, 38. Telephone: 91 060 72 30.
Another essential on this tour is the squid sandwich that
Celso and Manolo
In this tavern in the Chueca neighborhood they prepare it with
squid from Santander
, battered only with
organic flour ground in a stone mill
and fried in olive oil.
Then, they are put in the loaf of artisan bread and a touch of mayonnaise is added.
The sandwich is accompanied by some grid potatoes that they make at home.
The sandwich will not be available until this weekend
as the bread supplier has changed.
Price: 8 euros.
Libertad, 1. Telephone: 91 531 80 79.
Celso and Manolo.
But not everything is going to be classicism.
We even find
sea and mountain
Thus, for example, in
bet on the
, a type of squid widely used in Santander, and on the Iberian dewlap.
, at the helm of Villoldo's little brother's stove, tells us the recipe: "El peludín 'is' 200 grams of squid cut into
. We put them in flour and fry them until they are crisp. To make the
, we cut it very finely and put it in
the oven to brown it
. Then, we incorporate the two ingredients into the bread, which we bring from Asturias, and enjoy. "
Price: 9 euros.
Mesonero Romanos, 8. Telephone: 91 110 13 24.
We're going to the Las Letras neighborhood.
-the historic 19th-century local Madrid that in 2018 mutated into an "unusual" cocktail bar and tavern by the work and grace of Diego Cabrera- they also update this dish.
"It is a squid sandwich with squid
ink brioche bread
, which we make by infusing the milk of the bread with squid ink and fish broth. The squid are tiny, they are passed through
and fried in olive oil Virgin so that they are crunchy and maintain the flavor of squid,
without being greasy,
"they explain from the premises.
They are served with a
(dill, parsley, Provencal herbs ...) and mustard pickles "that raise the flavor of the sandwich", they conclude.
Price: 8 euros.
Manuel Fernández y González, 7. Telephone: 91 605 97 74.
Long live Madrid.
More versions, this one
with a Peruvian-cañí touch: the sandwich squid
in tempura and rocoto
Mario Céspedes made in
of the district of Salamanca.
For the main ingredient, the chef uses a sample
from northern Spain
, which he fries in tempura and to which he adds a few drops of lime.
Then, put the squid in
and accompany the sandwich with a rocoto sauce with crushed coriander.
Price: 8.80 euros.
General Oráa, 45. Telephone: 690 05 17 80.
A couple of months ago,
-teaches that José Manuel Vidal and Óscar García opened in 2010 in Las Tablas and that today it is present in Malasaña, Pozuelo de Alarcón and Castellana- added a personal
to their letter
They prepare it with squid,
black bread with black kimchi mayonnaise and red curry
and, to finish, they add a mince of red onion, lime, coriander and oil.
Price: 6 euros.
Manuela Malasaña, 10. Telephone: 91 445 83 51.
It is one of the
, the gastronomic space located in the NH Madrid Nacional that is inspired by the quality native tapas, the fine side and the high altitude cold meats.
The characteristics of your squid sandwich?
Muffin bread with a little black garlic
, battered only in flour and fried in olive oil.
Price: 4 euros.
Paseo del Prado, 48. Telephone: 91 429 66 29.
We close with a classic, this time in Ciudad Lineal.
Yes, pronouncing his name and talking about
(those potatoes as authentic as the sandwich we are dealing with) is all one.
But it is that in this establishment, which opened its doors in 1963, they also have a hand for squid.
serve them as a portion and also as a sandwich
, with baguette bread. We buy the squid, clean it well, cut it into rings and make them Andalusian style. That is, we flour them and fry them," explains Raúl Tarancón, executive chef. .
A sandwich "
well stuffed with squid
, is equivalent to half a portion, which can be accompanied with our
", concludes Tarancón.
Price: 5.50 euros.
Alcalá, 337. Telephone: 91 367 83 17.
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