Living in Spain and bringing up a Spanglish family during the current 'crisis' and trying various ways to make some 'dinero'. Enjoying life in the sun, crafting and blogging as much as possible.

29 May 2012

Broad Beans - Recipe Habas con Jamon

Broad beans are currently in season here. You might even be given a bunch as tapas (quite often you will walk in a local bar and find broad bean pods all over the floor!). My father in law loved them raw with a bit of salt! ew.....I personally prefer them cooked and my favourite recipe is 'Habas con jamon'.....recipe below. We were given quite a lot from the neighbours and some friends so I set the little monster to work to de-pod them all!!! kept him entertained for quite some time....

RECIPE - Habas con jamon (source)

This is a delicious dish best made with fresh broad beans and mountain-cured Serrano ham. It works best with large spring onions or scallions, which have a gentler flavour than normal onions. It is definitely one of my favourites.


2 kg broad beans, podded

100g mountain-cured Serrano ham, chopped

2 small onions, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

olive oil



First, heat the oil in a frying pan and then add the chopped onion and garlic. Fry gently until soft and then add the ham and fry for another 5 minutes. Add the broad beans and stir-fry for another couple of minutes. Cover the frying pan and turn the heat down very low. Cook on a low heat until the beans are soft (add a little water if necessary). Season with salt.

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