Lentils With Fried Onions

Recipe by Dancer
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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