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                              CRISP SPLIT PEAS
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Yellow split peas
    2       ts           Baking soda
                         Vegetable oil
                         -- for deep-frying
      1/2   ts           Chili powder
      1/2   ts           Ground coriander
    1       pn           Ground cinnamon
    1       pn           Ground cloves
    1       t            Salt
   Rinse and sort the peas, then place in a large bowl
   and add enough cold water to cover.  Stir in baking
   soda.  Let soak overnight.
   Drain peas, rinse several times in cold water and
   drain thoroughly.  Let stand at least 30 minutes, then
   spread out on paper towels and let dry thoroughly.  In
   a deep, heavy saucepan, heat about 2 inches of oil to
   350 F (180 C) or until a 1-inch bread cube turns
   golden brown in about 65 seconds.  Add peas, a portion
   at a time, and cook until golden.  (Be careful when
   cooking peas; even when completely dry, they often
   cause oil to bubble to top of pan.)  Remove peas from
   hot oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
   Turn cooked peas into a small bowl.  Sprinkle with
   chili powder, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and salt;
   mix to coat peas with spice mixture. Cool completely;
   store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
   Makes about 1-3/4 cups.
   Source: The Book of Appetizers by June Budgen (HP
   Books/Price Stern Sloan) Typographical errors courtesy
   of: Karen Mintzias
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