Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Berliner linsentop is the German word for this. I found the recipe in an 1984 recipe book of World Best Vegetable recipes. Posted for ZWT6
- 2 1⁄4 cups lentils, washed and cleaned
- 6 cups water
- 1 lb thick slab bacon, cut in 1 inch pieces
- 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 in cubes
- 1⁄2 cup vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- Combine lentils,water and bacon in a large heavy saucepan .
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
- Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
- Add potatoes and continue to cook until lentils are tender about 15 minutes.
- Stir in vinegar and sugar.
- Taste and add salt if needed.
- Place in serving dish and keep warm.
- Melt butter in skillet ;saute onions and parsley over medium heat until onions are transparent.
- Spoon over lentils.
- Serve hot.
GREAT!! I wasn't too sure about vingar+sugar in beans- but they MAKE THE DISH!! I have never had lentils before and this was a great way to try them out for the 1st time. Now I'm not sure I will cook them any other way!!(; Thank you so much- made for The Xtra Hot Dishes of ZWT6.
This was so delicious. Even my 2 yr old daughter liked it. I only used 1/4 cup of vinegar...I'm not much on it. And we decided against the onions and parsley. But even without it was still a very good dish. Will use again. Thanks
A totally satisfying German recipe. My BF and I are both vegetarians, so we used veggie bacon. Also used a mixture of yellow and red onions as it was what I had. My BF is German/Hungarian so he usually decides he needs more vinegar. He really enjoyed this, and so did I. I made the whole recipe and saved a lot for lunch leftovers. Boy will I enjoy them! BTW, also used less butter and a mixture of real sugar and sugar substitute. Thanks BBB!