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Chip Chip Soup

Recipe Information
Chip Chips are samll mollusks or shell fish

S. Chokel


  • 4 cups (950 ml) chip chip
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cups (1425 ml) water
  • 1/2 lb (.2 kg). potatoes (or eddoes)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) tomato ketchup
  • a sprig of thyme
  • Remove sand from chip chips by washing thoroughly.
  • Then wash them with lime juice and pour boiling over then to scald them.
  • Drain and place them in 6 cups (1425 ml) of water and cook them for 15 minutes.
  • Strain off the liquid saving it to use as the stock, add the seasonings and sliced potaotes.
  • When the potatoes are cooked, strain the mixture through a seive and add the cooked chip chips, having removed the shells.
  • Mix in the butter and ketchup last and gently reheat before serving.
I have never had this dish, but I have a friend who lived in the Carribean and she gave me this one to share with you.