A classic recipe for hearty lentil soup, as one appreciates in Frankfurt. Do you know that LENTILS are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. No?! me either😛 Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. Thats what research studies have shown and I have read! Lentils give us energy to burn while stabilizing blood sugar too. This is good for those who are suffering from diabetes like me.
This was dinner last night, during lunch hubby and I we had my own version of “PINAPAITAN” and for dinner my way of cooking lentils. With green soup some speck or smoked bacon rind and frankfurter. I used the one in canned.
* 1 canned Lentils (about 800g) Note: you can also use the dried ones!
* 4 pcs. Frankfurter
* 200g smoked bacon rind or speck
* 1 bunch of Soup Greens
* 1 Onion
* Salt and pepper
* 1 tblsp. Vinegar
* some Butter
HOW TO …….
* For those who are using dried ones, lentils in a bowl to soak in plenty of cold water for 3 hours or overnight.
* Then drain. Wash and peel soup green and clean, cut into small cubes to match the lentils. Wash beans and boil, lentils, bacon rind with pieces of ham in 1 liter of water and cook for 30-45 minutes. But if you are using the one from canned, Melt some butter, add onion, soup greens, lentils and smoked bacon. Pour some water and bring into boil. Lower the heat cover and continue cooking until soup greens done. Seasoned with salt, pepper and vinegar. I served it with brown bread.
They said; to boil lentils, use three cups of liquid for each cup of lentils. Lentils placed in already boiling water will be easier to digest than those that were brought to a boil with the water. When the water returns to a boil, turn down the heat to simmer and cover. Green lentils usually need longer than red ones. I often use canned lentils than dried one. But then rinse them thoroughly under cool running water, before cooking.