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Artichokes a la Montillana – Easy Cordoba recipe!

23 mayo, 2021

Autumn and winter are the perfect times to enjoy artichokes, a very traditional product of Spanish cuisine. We love cooking with them, as they provide many vitamins and are also excellent for eliminating liquids and lowering the abdomen. Besides being very healthy, they are delicious and there are many ways to enjoy them.

In this case, we will prepare a traditional Montillana artichoke recipe, an inexpensive and simple dish that is combined with ham, sweet onion and, especially, a sauce prepared with white wine with Montilla-Moriles designation of origin. If you dare to do them, try to choose good sized artichokes, because you will use practically only the heart to eat them in a bite without finding hardness in their layers. With everything ready, you just have to keep reading to discover how to make artichokes a la montillana, a typical and authentic preparation of the gastronomy of Córdoba.

2 diners
Medium difficulty

Ingredients to make Artichokes a la Montillana:

How to make Artichokes a la Montillana:


Cut off both ends of the artichoke and remove the toughest layers until you see that the leaves are becoming more yellowish. Rub with the lemon juice to prevent blackening. On the other hand, put a saucepan to heat with 1 or 2 liters of water, enough to cover the artichokes.

Trick: if the artichokes are very large, cut them in two halves.

Artichokes Montillana Recipe - Step 1


When the water in the pot is boiling, add two large pinches of salt, then put the artichokes in the casserole and boil for 10 minutes putting the lid on the casserole. Once cooked, let the artichokes drain to cut the cooking, do not worry if they are very whole, then you have to cook them a little more.

Trick: the cooking of the artichokes should be minimal and try not to be too soft.

Artichokes Montillana Recipe - Step 2


Chop onion and slice the garlic cloves. Meanwhile, put a frying pan to heat with a good jet of oil.

Artichokes Montillana Recipe - Step 3


Once the oil is hot, Sauté the onion and garlic slices until golden brown and add the flour, stir until mixed and do not let it burn, have a minute on low heat.

Artichokes Montillana Recipe - Step 4


After this minute, pour the white wine Montilla-Moriles, stir and you will see that a thick mass is forming, keep stirring and add a glass of water. Dilute until the dough becomes a sauce, if it is too thick add more water.

Artichokes Montillana Recipe - Step 5


Boil for 3 minutes and add a pinch of turmeric and minced mint. Let it continue to boil for 3 more minutes, then reintroduce the artichokes that you left dripping.

Artichokes Montillana Recipe - Step 6


Add the serrano ham in shavings and let it boil over medium heat for 7 minutes without covering the casserole, taste and give them a point of salt, taking into account that the ham already has a salty point.

Artichokes Montillana Recipe - Step 7


Serve the artichokes a la montillana hot With its sauce and ham shavings on top, its sweet and delicate flavor will enchant you.

Artichokes Montillana Recipe - Step 8

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Artichokes Montillana – Suggestions and other recipes

If you serve this dish as a single dish, you can have it for a light dinner and if, on the contrary, you want a good garnish or starter at noon, you can use these artichokes a la montillana for accompany grilled meat or fishThis will provide an extra protein to complete your diet for the day.

Also, if you want to discover other ways to prepare artichokes and enjoy them on your menu, you cannot miss these artichoke recipes: