Lentils With Anchovies, Capers, and a Fried Egg

Total Time
40mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

I LOVE lentils. I eat them at least once a week. I also love capers and anchovies, so I came up with this. Lentils also taste delicious with an egg on top- especially one with a runny yolk. Don't let the anchovies scare you, as they're just there to flavor the lentils and their strong flavor will dissipate as you cook.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute onion & garlic in olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes. Add celery, carrots, and anchovies, and saute for 2 minutes longer.
  2. Add lentils and stir well. Add stock/water, bay leaf, capers, and cloves. Cover, lower heat, and simmer gently for 25-30 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the lentils are tender.
  3. Just before lentils are done, melt butter in a separate pan, then crack the eggs into it and cook until whites are firm and yolks are runny, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once the lentils are done, add salt and pepper if you wish. Serve lentils with fried egg on top.
Most Helpful

5 5

I actually made this without the anchovies, but did use lots of Worcestershire sauce(which has anchovies in it). I enjoyed it a lot! Thanks!

5 5

GREAT! Once you get past the "lentils, anchovies, capers and a fried egg"! I had one person who expressed much doubt before production who, after the final product, expressed much appreciation! I wasn't sure what course this would fit to serve: hmm, breakfast? lunch? dinner? Any course, of course! I think this would make a SPECTACULAR brunch or lunch entr?e. I made as directed and served in individual ramekins; I also sprinkled some turmeric over the top of the eggs. Thanks, rpgaymer! Made for PRMR tag game.