Lentils With Fried Onions

Top Review by monicatisminesky

Good recipe. Simple, few ingredients and tasty. I already had the caramelized onions so it took ever less time. Will do this one again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the oil into a heavy skillet (I use a 10-inch cast-iron) or saucepan and place over moderate heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until they are tender, starting to become crisp, and have turned a rich brown color.
  3. This can take as long as 25 minutes.
  4. Remove half the onions to a dish and reserve.
  5. Add the lentils and water to barely cover the lentils.
  6. Bring to a boil, stirring up the caramelized bits of onion at the bottom of the skillet.
  7. Lower the heat, and simmer the lentils and onion for about 25 minutes, covered, or until the lentils are cooked but still firm to the bite.
  8. Check a few times to see that there is enough water; add it sparingly, if necessary.
  9. If there is too much liquid, remove the cover and boil the lentils to evaporate excess water.
  10. Stir in the reserved onions and taste for seasoning.
  11. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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