Greek style chick-pea soup
I got this recipe from a Greek cookbook. It is the standard way of cooking
chick peas in Greece.
- 1 lb chick peas
- 2 Tbsp baking soda
- 3-4 small onions
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tsp salt
- lemon juice
Soak the chick peas in water overnight.
Drain the chick peas and sprinkle the baking soda on them. Stir them a little
and let them stand for one hour.
Rinse the chick peas with plenty of water. Put them in a pot and cover them
with water. Bring them to a boil, then lower heat to medium.
Skim off the scum that forms on the surface, and then add the onions. Cover,
and cook on low heat for about two hours or until the chick peas are soft.
(If necessary, add some hot water into the pot while the chick peas are
Add the olive oil and salt, and cook for a few more minutes.
Serve with a dash of lemon juice, plenty of fresh bread and, if you like,
a chunk of feta cheese on the side.
At step 3 you're supposed to remove the skin off the chick peas. I was never
able to do it (it comes off only with some difficulty, and you have to do it
for each individual pea), but it doesn't seem to affect the dish adversely.
You know that the soup is done when the chick peas begin to dissolve,
making the soup rather thick. This might not give the dish a very
attractive appearance, but the taste is an entirely different matter.
overnight soak, 2-3 hours cooking.
no need to measure.
Princeton University, Computer Science Dept., Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Recipe last modified: 7 Mar 87
From: email@example.com (Kriton Kyrimis)
Subject: RECIPE: Chick-pea soup
Date: 28 Aug 87 03:11:49 GMT
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