When it comes to the basics, look no further than a cookbook by renowned Test Kitchen master Pamela Clark. Her simple, triple-tested recipes are delicious and genuinely foolproof, two things you'll want when tackling homemade tapas. Master these salt cod fritters, a tapas staple, and consider yourself ready for happy hour.

Salt cod, also known as salted cod, baccalĂ  and bacalao, is available from Italian, Latin and Portuguese delicatessens and some gourmet grocery stores. It needs to be de-salted and rehydrated before use.

Reprinted with permission from Tapas