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Lentil Soup

Gosh, it was so hard to make a good picture of this. As you can see, I didn’t really succeed with that. But while it doesn’t look good this soup is delicious, simple to make filling, full of good proteins and extremely inexpensive. I paid 0,68€ for the lentils, 0,10€ for vegetable stock, roughly 0,80€ for potatoes and 0,80€ for carrots, so that’s a total of 2,38€ (3,04$, 1,97 £) for 6 – 7 servings of soup. Depending on how much vinegar and sugar you decide to add it may end up to be a bit more than that. But even if you decide to add a whole bottle of vinegar (roughly 1,19€) and 1 lb of sugar (roughly 0,89€) it’s still fairly inexpensive. Prices may vary from country to country though.
My grandma likes to add bacon and smoked pork chop to it, but I haven’t seen anyone do that in years and I prefer it without any meat, but if you like you can add some of that

What you need:
1 lb lentils
8 c vegetable stock
5 potatoes
4 carrots
vinegar and sweetener to taste

Lentils need to douce in water overnight.

The next day you need to peel the potatoes and carrots and cut them into pieces. Place lentils, potatoes, carrots, salt and vegetable stock in a big sauce pan and boil for 8 – 10 min. Simmer for another 10 – 15 min.
I prefer to add vinegar and sweetener individually to every serving. As some people prefer it sweet and some sour it’s best to let them add those last ingredients on their own. As a guideline I use 4 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 tbs of sweetener for an average plate.

Makes 8 servings


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This entry was posted on May 16, 2012 by in All Recipes, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Fall/Winter, German, Austrian & Swiss, Low Budget, Seasonal, Specials and tagged , .

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