Filling, warming and tasty, Jamon con Nabos (jawm-ohn kohn nah-bohs) is the ideal dish for a family supper. Serve it on its own or with mashed potatoes.4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 lb. smoked ham, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon flour
1 pint water
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 lb. turnips, peeled and diced
In a medium-sized flameproof casserole or saucepan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the onion and garlic and fry, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the ham and fry for a further 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
Add the water, salt, pepper, bay leaf, parsley and turnips. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for l- hours, or until the turnips are tender.
Remove the casserole or saucepan from the heat, remove and discard the bay leaf and serve at once.