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Alcachofas con Jamon | Artichokes with Jamon

Another recipe with Jamón (dry cured ham)? Yes, I know it looks like Spaniards don’t eat anything without jamón. However, cooking artichokes with it is very simple and delicious. So delicious, that it is a great way of getting kids to eat their artichokes or any other kind of vegetable. After all, jamón makes everything taste better, right? Lets go for this Alcachofas con Jamon or Artichokes with Jamon recipe!

Alcachofas con Jamon
Alcachofas con Jamon

The jamon serrano that you will need for this recipe doesn’t need to be the premium, expensive kind. Any cheap jamon will do. 

Artichokes are very good for you. Aside from being an excellent source of fiber, they’re also excellent sources of vitamin K and folate. They are also one of the few vegetables that you can find during winter. They’re usually not that appealing because they’re quite bitter and they require some time to peel and prepare them. But with ideas like this Alcachofas con Jamon recipe, you will soon become a big fan of this healthy green.

Artichokes with Jamon Recipe

Alcachofas con Jamon is a popular recipe for artichokes, one of the few vegetables available during winter and also an excellent source of fiber.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, spanish
Servings 4 people
Calories 273 kcal


  • 15-20 artichokes
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 300 grams jamon serrano
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt


  • Peel the artichokes. To do so, cut the top part, remove all the outer leaves and as well as the tail. Cut the artichoke in half and remove the “hairy” part that you will find in the middle with the help of a spoon. Place the peeled artichokes in a bowl of cold water and a few drops of lemon.
  • Boil 1 and a half liters of water with salt in a saucepan. As soon as it boils, strain the artichokes and place them in the saucepan. Boil them for about 20 minutes.
  • Strain the artichokes keeping some of the boiling water in a cup.
  • Cut the garlic cloves into very small pieces. Cut the jamón serrano into small pieces as well. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and fry the garlic for about 1 and a half minutes until it starts to get brown.
  • Add the jamón and mix everything together for another minute. Add the flour and stir constantly so that the flour doesn't stick to the pan.
  • Add the flour and stir constantly so that the flour doesn't stick to the pan.
  • Add the cup of water that you got from the artichokes and keep stirring so that you don’t get any lumps. As soon as it starts boiling again, you can add the artichokes and cook everything together for a minute.


Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 10gFat: 13.5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9.3gCholesterol: 8.2mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 21.1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 8mgIron: 1mg
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