POTAJE DE CHICHAROS - CUBAN SPLIT PEA SOUP

 

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 package split peas
  • 1/2 LB carrots
  • 1/2 LB celery
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 LB ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 Tbs. chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Pick and clean the split peas. Peal the carrots; cut them in thin strips
  • lengthwise, then cut them across to dice about 1/4 inch in size. Wash the
  • celery stalks. Cut them just like you did the carrots. Do the same to the
  • potato. Dice the ham in half inch cubes.
  • In a large pot bring the water to a boil. Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring again to a boil, then lower to simmer. Simmer until the desire
  • doneness of the split peas is achieved. Some people prefer them puree others
  • with a little more consistency to them. I like them "lumpy" and tender but not puree.

Notes

Categories: Misc. Soup/Stew  Potato  Soup  Vegetable 

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