La Golondrina Cafe Sopa de Tortilla

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6 to 8
La Golondrina Cafe Sopa de Tortilla

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until onions are tender but not browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.


Stir in tomatoes, celery and oregano. Add broth. Blend peppers with some of broth and return to soup. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Add pepper to taste.


Cut tortillas in strips and fry over medium-high heat in about 1/2 inch hot oil 45 seconds. Drain thoroughly on paper towels.


When ready to serve, spoon soup into 6 or 8 heat-proof soup cups or bowls. Divide tortilla strips among soup cups. Place some cheese, chicharrones and salsa on top of strips. Place cups on sturdy baking sheet and broil about 6 inches from heat source until cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes. Garnish with crema and avocado.

Chicharrones are available at Latin markets.

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