Habas y jamon


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By Signe Johansen

Published 2018

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This Spanish take on ‘beans and ham’ is quick to prepare and utterly satisfying, with or without a glass of wine on the side. Needless to say, some Pan con Tomate is delicious with this dish, or a slice of toasted sourdough to mop up all the juices...


  • 1 tbsp vegetable or light olive oil
  • 1 banana shallot or two smaller shallots, finely chopped
  • 1</


Heat the oil in a skillet or frying pan over a low-medium heat, add the chopped shallot and fry until translucent and soft. Add the chopped garlic and cook for a further minute, then transfer the shallot and garlic to a small bowl. Add the Spanish ham, pancetta or bacon to the pan and fry for a few minutes until it browns nicely. Add the pimenton and turn off the heat.

Meanwhile, bring