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??? What do Lentils taste like ?

Last post Oct 08, 2004 8:19 AM by qagal . 16 replies.


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  • ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    Help...LOL
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  • RE: ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    I think they taste like DIRT! LOL!
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  • RE: ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    why they taste like lentils...of course LOL

    but a kind of earthy bean taste is a good description... I think


    Frankie
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  • RE: ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    Bronte,
    in Lentil soup, they taste wonderful. My dh thinks that this soup is one of the major food groups. lol
    I fix it often in the cool/cold weather and it's the only soup dh will consider a meal.

    doris
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    **Waving to Bronte**

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  • RE: ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    We grow lentils, so, I am glad that you all like them - please keep buying them :) I posted some lentil recipes a few months ago. I will try and bump it up for you.
    ~Jo
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    Dal a lentil dish from India tastes GREAT!
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  • RE: ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    oh, I LOVE lentils.

    Please post a good lentil soup recipe!

    Jannalee
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  • RE: ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    Lentils taste wonderful; if you know how to cook them. They're slightly spicy and adapt well to the ingredients you add to them. Best in soups and, with a little pasta added, will make a complete meal for very little $. Lydia
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    I finally found the thread with the lentil recipes - it is over on Hints and Tips. I originally posted it over there for my HC friends. If you try any, let me know what you think of them.
    ~Jo
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    I love lentils, and make a nice lentil soup lots in the winter. It is very filling and also very good for you.
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  • RE: ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    To Jannalee: Aunt Emily's Lentil Soup:

    1 bag dried lentils
    olive oil
    garlic cloves
    tomato paste - small can
    parsley - handful of fresh
    salt & pepper to taste

    In your soup pot:

    Cover bottom w/olive oil; slice garlic cloves in half and gently fry until garlic is lightly browned. Add tomato paste and continue to fry lightly for a few minutes (stir & watch). When the oil takes on a red color from the paste and the cloves are darker, put in lentils: Note: don't soak lentils, just use dry. Stir & mix them all up together. Add the amount of water you'd like; usually to the rim as the lentils will absorb liquid as they cook. Cover & simmer for about 2 hours on stovetop on medium heat. Then add salt (about 1 T.) and pepper.

    To serve: Make some small pasta separately to add to your soup. Add some parmesan on top.


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  • RE: ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    Thanks for all the help !

    I think with Lentils it seems you either hate them or love them :o)

    Cilantro is like that to a lot of people lol

    I love cilantro so I will probably love lentils ! lol

    I'm going to start a Lentil recipe thread and bring the ones from hints over....

    thanks again !

    Bronte
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  • RE: ??? What do Lentils taste like ?
    For an easy soup, I put a couple cups of lentils rinsed, with a couple cans condensed beef or chicken broth in a crock pot. To this, I add diced onion, celery, carrot and a can of diced tomato mixed with water to cover.

    Cook on high for about 4 hours or until everything is tender. Can also add a bay leaf or 2 and season with salt and pepper. Nice change from bean or pea soup.
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    Add a splash of cider vinegar to your dish right before serving...adds a great flavor...we also add a diced potato and bayleaf, but no tomatoes. If you have too many tomatoes in the soup they kind of take over the the flavor ( this is mostly the way it is made in Germany ).

    crowfeather
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