By L DJ on October 22, 2002
Photo by luvmybge
Photo by luvmybge
Serving Size: 1 (1178 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"These are an awesome, healthy, crunchy snack! My toddler loves them! Play around with the amount of oil you use and how long you bake to get the texture you like. I've found if you use too little oil, they are a dry crunchy that turns a bit sandy in you mouth. Too much oil, and you have to spread them on paper towels to soak it up. You basicly are frying them in the oil in the oven. I double the lentils but still only use about 2-3 T of oil and bake for about 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15. If you find you didn't get them crunchy enough after cooling, just pop them back in and they will crisp up for you. Everyone I've shared them with (and that's a lot), likes them!"
"I was very skeptical but I had some lentils I had to use up today so I gave this a shot and I'm so glad I did! Love it!! They taste like unpopped popcorn kernel, which I LOVE but I hate eating because I'm always worried I'll break a tooth. These are great, thanks for sharing the recipe :)"
"What a great snack! I added a 1/2 tsp of fenugreek and a 1/2 tsp of tarragon just for fun. These really turned out well. GREAT flavor."
"Wow! These are great! Lentils really help my blood sugar and I'm always looking for creative lentil recipes. These sure fit the bill! I put a tablespoon of olive oil into the water instead of tossing them, and I used a Sil-Pat, so there was no sticking at all. And I just used salt and cayenne pepper. They took about 30 minutes to cook. My 5 kids loved them too!"
"Yum! I have recently become a "lentil-a-holic" and these are a great new addition to my growing lentil recipe box. I'm not a curry fan, so I did garlic, cumin, sea salt, onion powder, and a little cayenne pepper. Also, I added the spices before the oven accidentally, and it still turned out great! This makes me want to try to roast all types of other beans/legumes and to try different seasonings!"
"fantastic and healthy!"
"This was an interesting snack. I wanted to like it but I didn't. I didn't actively dislike it either. My 7 year old daughter liked it well enough to eat 3 servings right away, which is the only reason I gave it 3 stars. Otherwise, it would have been 2. My son tried them but didn't like them at all. I thought the work to reward ratio was too much based on the results. I don't think that I will make this again unless my DD begs for it. However, I may try the method with other legumes."
"Interesting snack! I don't know if I'd make it again, though."
"What a great and easy snack! They taste something like toasted pumpkin seeds/ popcorn kernels. I might use a touch less oil next time."
"Delicious and very versatile! I added nutritional yeast to half my batch to make them "cheezy" tasting"
"This was awesome! I can't believe how much my kids (who never eat lentils) LOVED it! Thank you!!!"
"A great snack! It has protein, crunchiness, frugality, and versatility. I think starting with dried lentils is a must so that they don't cook all the way before roasting. As others have said, chili powder is a nice addition, as is cumin and black pepper. Thank you, thank you!"
"Very yummy. Like a version of what Israelis call "bisli," except this one is healthy (the other has MSG and I won't let the kids eat it!) Also subbed Olive oil for the canola. Worked just fine. I cooked lentils as usual (1 C lentils to slightly less than 2 C. water) and just let them cook as normal. Thanks. Make sure to make a double batch! Probably great for car rides, too."
"I love these. Some of us are allergic to nuts and seeds, we cannot eat processed foods, too many sunflower oils. This helps. I also took some of the other reviewers' advise and only sprayed oil. Thank you."
"Nice snack. Better for you than some! I under cooked these a bit and then turned the oven off, leaving them in for another 10 minutes or so. This allowed them to absorb the remaining heat (leave the kitchen cooler over summer) and let them finish without burning. They had a light 'sandy' type of texture yet each lentil held together. Similar texture to 'sandies' cookies- NOT taste just texture. Would make these again!"
"I was thoroughly shocked. The wife didn't like them so much but I do. Burn a few on a second sheet pan. A very interesting snack."
"These were great! They far exceeded my expectations. We will certainly be making them often. We made them exactly as written this time, but we are excited to try different spices in the future. Thanks for the recipe."
"I don't know what it is about this recipe, but I just could not get the lentils to crisp up. I must have had them in the oven for at least 40 minutes and finally pulled them out because I had to leave. Doesn't make too much difference, though, DH and I both think these are pretty great tasting and a good post-run snack for us. I, too, just used a couple of quick sprays of PAM instead of the oil to cut down on needless calories and can't wait to try other spice blends (or even just some kosher salt). Thanks for posting!"
"I was pretty skeptical before trying these, but they are AWESOME! I can't wait to experiment a bit more with the spice flavours on them. These really satisfy my craving for something snackable. Even my husband was surprised by how much he liked them. Thank you for posting this great recipe!"
"Loved these. I miss my potato chips. These gave me something to crunch on."