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Bocadillo

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Definition: Sandwich on a baguette. Sandwiches or bocadillos in Spain are very different than sandwiches in the USA. Generally, a bocadillo will be a 6 to 8-inch long portion of baguette, sliced in half and filled with Spanish chorizo sausage, cold cuts, tuna or Serrano ham. In general, Spaniards do not pile on mayonnaise, lettuce and pickles on bocadillos, but may include slices of tomato or they may rub a sliced tomato on the bread to moisten it.

Remember that each region in Spain has its own cuisine. So, what is popular as bocadillo filling in one region of Spain may not even appear on the menu in another region.

Pronunciation: bo-kah-dee-oh
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