Dish with fried octopus and egg at San Miguel market on No Reservations in Madrid
Did anyone else see this dish on the No Reservations episode in Madrid last eyar? I'm trying to figure out where in the market that was served.
I haven't seen the show (though now I'd like to...), but it sounds like pulpo frito. It's a specialty of Málaga. Was it a fried egg? That can show up in the middle of all sorts of different Andaluz dishes. The gallego preparations of pulpo are generally more common in Madrid (pulpo a Feira, pulpo a la plancha).
Thanks for posting the video (and for giving me a chance to not only see Bourdain, but relive those happy World Cup days--I'm so glad he got to see Madrid at that particular time!).
It's as I said above. They bought the tentacle from the marisquería Lonxanet and took it to the cervecería right behind it. Both are at the east end of the market. The batter is the standard Andaluz "fritura"--very light and crispy--and the egg is deep fried in olive oil. (the other scenes while they are making the octopus dish are of unrelated tapas that I don't think the cervecería serves).