Sopa de Invierno (Pyrenees Winter Soup)

    In a saucepan combine 4 cups water; 2 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped; 2 med potatoes, peeled and cut into thick slices; 1 large onion, sliced; 3 garlic cloves, minced; 2 tbsp olive oil; 10 peppercorns; and salt to taste.  Bring to boil, then let simmer for 1 hour, or until tomatoes …

Beef Tongue in Sauce

    Beef Tongue Preparation Cover the tongue with cold water, (optional 1-2 Tbs baking soda) and let it come to a rolling boil.  Remove the tongue and discard the water and any foam.  Replace tongue in kettle, cover with fresh cold water, and bring to a boil again.  Skim off any scum that appears.  …

Omelette Basquaise

  4 eggs, well beaten 2 potatoes, finely sliced 1 bell pepper, cut in small pieces ½ small onion, sliced 5” long piece of chorizo, cut into ¼” slices             Brown potatoes, pepper, onions until well done, or slightly crisp, according to personal taste.  Add chorizo and eggs.  Mix well …

Cafe Sopa

  1 large soup bowl 1 pot STRONG coffee 1 can evaporated milk (or fresh equivalent) 1 large chunk Dutch oven sour dough bread Sugar There are two schools of thought in preparing this soup.  Some purists break the bread into the bowl, and add the other ingredients.  Others mix the coffee et al, then …