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How To Prepare Puerto Rican Ensalada de coditos o papas

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Although macaroni salad and potato salad may not be very unique, it’s the norm at all in Puerto Rico without them. The macaroni salad can be a meal in and of itself with chopped ham and hardboiled eggs and chunks of cheese to add. The potato salad recipes are endless and include surprises such as chopped red apples and green peas shelled in Ensalada de coditos . 

Ingredients for Ensalada de coditos

   1 lb cooked macaroni pasta

   Salt and pepper, to taste

   2 cups cooked ham

   1 cup cheddar cheese, diced

   1 carrot, diced

   One small red onion, chopped

   1/2 cup olives

   Five hardboiled eggs, chopped

   Mayonnaise, as desired

   Two teaspoons heavy cream

   1 red bell pepper, diced

Cooking Process 

 Step 1 

 Prepare the pasta according to instructions on the package with a touch of salt. When the pasta is cooked, drain it well and place it aside. 

 Step 2 

 Mix the pasta in with the remaining ingredients. Mix the ingredients, diluting the mayonnaise by adding two tablespoons of cream before adding. 

 Step 3 

 Mix again and garnish with a few slices from red bell pepper and hardboiled eggs.

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