|Guisado de Chicos (Dried-corn Stew)|
1. Rinse chicos thoroughly.
2. Place 5 cups of water and chicos in a large, heavy pan. Allow to stand overnight.
3. Fry pork in a medium-sized skillet at medium heat until browned. Drain. Sauté onion in the remaining shortening.
4. Add pork, onion, seasonings, chile pods, and remaining water to chicos and simmer at low heat for 3-3 1/2 hours.
*Chicos may be cooked in a pressure cooker for 45 minutes at 15 pounds pressure.
From:  Lawrence Wheeler
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