‘Setas con jamon’ stir fry

“Mushroom & ham stir fry” is a very simple yet delicious dish commonly served in Spanish bars as a tapas dish. The mushrooms are delicious served on their own, but there is no reason why they could not also be piled on toast for a cheerful breakfast.

The dish has a nice garlicky taste where the juices of the mushrooms meet the fat of the Serrano ham blending together into a perfect marriage. Pancetta can work as a substitute when the ham is not locally available.

The traditional recipe normally adds eggs on the equation, but I just prefer this way.


  • Olive oil
  • 500g oyster mushrooms
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 100g serrano ham
  • Chopped parsley
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Cut the mushrooms into large pieces
  2. Chop the garlic finely and fry gently in olive oil until soft
  3. Dice the ham and add to the frypan for a minute
  4. Then add the mushrooms and stir altogether to coat them in all the juices
  5. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat, making sure all water has evaporated
  6. Chop some parsley finely and garnish
  7. Season with salt & pepper to taste


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