Pan-fried figs, serrano ham, cream cheese and walnuts on toast

Pan-fried figs, serrano ham, cream cheese and walnuts on toast

Tosta de higos con jamon

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Spanish Made Simple
Serves
4 as a tapa

Tapas are much easier to make at home than people think, and these days you can find most Spanish ingredients in your local supermarket so there is no excuse. Figs are at their peak in early autumn; make sure you buy soft and sweet ones.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
100g cream cheese
50g walnut halves
4 slices rustic bread, TOASTED
8 figs
extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
a splash of sherry vinegar
A pinch rock or sea salt
8 thin slices serrano ham

Method

  1. Mix the cream cheese with three-quarters of the walnuts, crumbling them between your hands and beating them into the cheese with a fork. Spread generously over the bread.
  2. Open your figs by cutting a cross at the pointed end and opening them out like a flower with your fingers.
  3. Drizzle some olive oil into a pan over a medium heat and add the brown sugar. Add the figs and fry the bases only, without turning them; we only want to cook the bottoms of the figs. Watch that the caramel that forms in the pan doesn’t burn. Add the sherry vinegar and turn off the heat.
  4. Place your hot figs over the toasts and drizzle with the hot vinaigrette from the pan. Top with a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt and the slices of Serrano ham. Sprinkle with the remaining walnuts.

note

  • Try this recipe with melon instead of figs – it will be equally great.
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