Lent “Potaje” (Potaje de Cuaresma)

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  • 2 glasses chickpeas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 big leek or 2 small
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic clove
  • 300 gr cleaned spinach
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • Extra virgin olive  oil
  • Salt



Leave the chickpeas to soak overnight

Drain the checkpeas

Take the cooking pot, or  a pressure cooker

Boil the 2 eggs, then remove the eggs’ shell and separate the egg’s yolks from the egg white. Take the yolks and beat them in the food processor.

Pour off extra virgin olive oil in a pan and fry the bread

Place the fried bread in the mortar and mash it all

Chop the onion, the leek and the garlics, then place all in the pan where the bread has been fried, add salt and finally cook it on low heat

Add the spinach and fry it

Take the grated tomatoes  and fry them for a few minutes

Finally add the sweet paprika, the chickpeas to cook in the pot, add the fried vegetables and the mashed ingridients that we had in the food processor.

Cook all together for twelve or fifteen minutes and you have it ready to serve and enjoy our “carmelitan potaje”.