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Spicy Broad Bean and Serrano Ham Fritters

This recipe for Spicy Broad Bean and Serrano Ham Fritters has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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If you like your Spanish tapas hot and spicy then this Serrano ham and broad bean recipe will certainly get the taste buds tingling! Serrano ham and broad beans are often enjoyed together in tapas bars all over Spain, in certain bars you can see the locals shelling the beans and dipping them in a little salt before accompanying them with a wafer thin slice of ham which is then washed down with a glass of ice cold Fino sherry. For this recipe these simple fritters combine the same flavour combination but with the added kick of chilli and a hint of hot smoked paprika.

Ingredients for Spicy Broad Bean and Serrano Ham Fritters

250g Fresh broad beans
100g Diced Serrano ham
¼ Teaspoon hot smoked paprika
1 Small red chilli pepper (diced)
1 Tablespoon plain flour
Half a lemon
Cracked black pepper

How to make Spicy Broad Bean and Serrano Ham Fritters

  • Shell the broad beans and place into a food processor.
  • Add the diced ham along with the smoked paprika and chilli pepper; squeeze the juice of half the lemon into the mix.
  • Blend for a few seconds until the ingredients become the mixture of breadcrumbs.
  • Remove the mixture to a bowl, season with salt and pepper and add the flour, mix together using a fork.
  • Meanwhile, heat a good inch of olive oil in a frying pan.
  • Using two tablespoons shape your fritters by rolling between the two and add to the oil, fry until deep golden brown on the outside.
  • Serve with a cool yogurt and mint dip or mojo sauce.

Spicy Broad Bean and Serrano Ham Fritters

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams