..: Dec 3, 2009

Thursday, December 3

Lentil Soup

I love lentil soup. I mean LOVE it. Like, I would marry it if I could. Please send help.

Usually I start with a ham bone, which is the best way. However, I'm ham-less at the moment, so I'll use the next best thing, bacon. I cut my bacon in half before frying so this is actually about 4 pieces not 8, drained.
I like to freeze everything. I would probably marry my freezer too if I could. Again, please send help. Usually I cook lentils and beans before freezing, but this time I simply soaked them first, then froze.

I don't always measure ingredients, especially when I make soup. This is probably 2 cups of soaked lentils. And enough water to cover. I also threw in a bay leaf.

2 tablespoons of olive oil.
1 tablespoon of bacon drippings, clarified.

I also added 2 teaspoons each of sea salt, black pepper and granulated garlic.
I dehydrate my own veggies. This is a mix of carrots, celery, bell pepper and parsley kept in an old margarine container. I like fresh celery and other vegetables, but I don't always have them on hand.

Into the pot goes about 1 handful.

Lot's of carrot!

Lot's of onion!
Boil till it's all tender, about an hour.

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