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    Lentil Soup

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    1. 1
      Wash lentils and drain.
    2. 2
      In a Dutch oven fry bacon until golden.
    3. 3
      Add diced leeks, onions and carrots and cook until onions are limp.
    4. 4
      Add lentils, stock, celery, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
    5. 5
      With a medium size grater, grate potato into mixture and add ham bone.
    6. 6
      Add optional ingredients.
    7. 7
      Simmer 1 hour or until lentils are tender.
    8. 8
      Remove bay leaf and ham bone; cut meat from ham bone and return meat to soup.
    9. 9
      Add lemon juice and serve.
    10. 10
      If soup is thicker than you would like add additional stock or water.
    11. 11
      Note: If using a bone in piece of ham or ham hocks with a lot of fat, it is best to cook the meat in the stock separatelyfirst, remove meat and reserve, and then defat.
    12. 12
      Proceed as above, adding meat back at the end.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 24, 2010


      Due to Fijian limitations couldn't follow precisely, but it was great anyway. Used green lentils, chicken stock and 500g bacon shortcuts trimmed to slivers. Skipped the leek, subbed onion salt for onions just cos I felt too tired to deal with an onion! Skipped the ham hocks, I figured the bacon would be enough for us, as I wanted to keep the fat minimal. Threw in a heap of frozen mixed veggies plus a heap of frozen broccoli. Loved the idea of the grated potato! but had to skip the keilbasa - ridiculously expensive here, anything like that. I am simply reviewing, to record my interpretation. Just what we needed on this rainy winter day.

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    • on November 27, 2008


      This was excellent. I had a mixture of red and du puys lentils on hand so I used them both. I used hamhocks and a ham bone and prepared the broth the day before so I could skim the fat. Didn't have any leeks so just used more onion and chopped it and the carrots and celery very very finely as I have eaters who don't want to see big chunks of vegetables in there soup. I did have to add more chicken broth just before reheating and serving. Served this to my Bookclub and they all wanted the recipe. This one goes into my permanent file.

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    • on September 27, 2008


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    Nutritional Facts for Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (4260 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 383.5
    Calories from Fat 118
    Total Fat 13.1 g
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    Cholesterol 21.1 mg
    Sodium 603.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 45.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.7 g
    Sugars 6.3 g
    Protein 20.5 g

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