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Fried Artichokes with Serrano Ham

This recipe for Fried Artichokes with Serrano Ham has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams - www.orceserranohams.com

Orce Serrano Hams market a range of authentic Andalucian cured meats, in particular Serrano Hams, olive oils, vinegars and wines. The business is situated in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, which is the home of Serrano Hams, and ships direct from Spain. All of the products are locally produced with many being used in local restaurants and tapas bars where Serrano Ham is a great favourite. If you are looking for a taste of real Spain the Orce Serrano Hams can supply you with it!

If you would like to find out more about Orce Serrano Hams and the Serrano Hams then have a look at the article entitled Jamon Serrano / Jamon Iberico / Spanish Ham - Orce Serrano Hams or visit the web site www.orceserranohams.com

Artichokes and Serrano ham are one of those combinations that work so well that they have been presented as tapas throughout most bars in Andalucia. Do not let the artichokes put you off as they are on fact very easy to peel and prepare. For this simple tapas recipe all you will need is 6 artichokes and some diced Serrano ham with a lemon and of course the trusty olive oil. Ideal authentic tapas for the summer or as a starter.

Ingredients for Fried Artichokes with Serrano Ham

6 Artichokes
200g Serrano ham, diced
1 Lemon
Olive oil
Parsley
Cracked pepper

How to make Fried Artichokes with Serrano Ham

  • Break off the stems from the artichokes and remove the firmer outer leaves.
  • Cut the top quarter of the artichoke off then slice the artichoke heart in half lengthways.
  • Slice the lemon in half and using one half rub all over each artichoke piece - this will prevent them from turning black.
  • Meanwhile bring to the boil a pan of salted water.
  • Add the artichokes and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the artichokes from the pan, place on a sheet of kitchen towel and press gently to expel any excess water.
  • Heat a good splash of olive oil in a frying pan, add the ham and artichokes and fry gently for around 10 minutes.
  • Serve garnished with parsley, add pepper to taste and a drizzle of olive oil.

Makes 3 tapas

Fried Artichokes with Serrano Ham

Orce Serrano Hams
www.orceserranohams.com

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams

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