Bocadillos are not "Spanish sandwiches", how dare. Bocadillos are things of beauty: sturdy dishes you can wrap up and keep with you, meant to keep you full until your late night dinner or tapas run or satisfy you throughout the day. They're cheap, they're easy to transport, and they rarely require refrigeration. And they're easy to make. Long hunks of crusty bread split open and piled high (don't skimp) with fresh, flavorful ingredients. Our mouths are already watering.
This is a play on the traditional ham bocadillos you'll find while wandering the streets of Spain. It's loaded up with a different kind of pork, smoky and spicy chorizo. Then topped with shredded lettuce for crunch and juicy slices of tomato for a touch of sweetness. Add a cerveza and you have a perfect meal.
What's better than a tortilla Espanola? A tortilla on a bocadillo. This bocadillo is a great way to start the day, with a hearty omelette folded into crusty baguette. Though it's not traditional, if you like heat, a few dashes of hot sauce would take this bocadillo to another level. And don't be fooled: tortillas aren't only served at breakfast. Try this as a happy hour bite.
This is more like the classic bocadillos you'll find: fatty and creamy jamon on a crusty bread. Here, we're piling it on with manchego cheese and smoky roasted red peppers to amp up the flavor. If you're using leftover ham, just slice it as thinly as possible and then layer it on.