Migas With Jamon (Migas De Extremadura)

Migas With Jamon (Migas De Extremadura)

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Migas are a national treasure. They are an ancient and original peasant snack - simply bread sprinkled with salted water, then fried in lovely green olive oil. These are flavoured with jamon serrano, but plain ones are served in many ways -sometimes with grapes, or fried eggs, or even with hot chocolate
Servings: 4
Calories: 528


  • 7 oz dry 2-day-old country bread crusts removed
  • 4 1/3 floz extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/2 oz jamon serrano or streaky bacon cut into 5 mm pieces, or bacon lardons
  • 3 garlic cloves bruised with the back of a knife
  • 1 fat dried red chilli such as nora or ancho, deseeded and finely chopped
  • coarse sea salt


  • Cut the bread into fingers, spread out on a tea towel, then spray or sprinkle lightly with water and a little salt. Wrap up in the towel and leave for 2 hours. Unwrap the cloth and break the bread into big pieces.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a frying pan, add the ham and fry until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper.
  • Wipe the pan clean and heat the remaining oil. Add the garlic, fry until golden, then remove and discard.
  • Add all the breadcrumbs at once and stir-fry until evenly golden. Stir in the chilli and ham and serve very hot. Eat with your fingers or little spoons.
Calories: 528 kcal
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Protein: 9 g
Fat: 44g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 16 mg
Sodium: 424 mg
Potassium: 185 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 117 IU
Vitamin C: 17 mg
Calcium: 76 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Cuisine Spanish
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