French Lentils

raw lentils

French lentils! They’re so pretty when they’re raw, and so tasty when they’re cooked. They have a wonderful nutty, almost meaty flavor, and they retain their shape, and a pleasantly non-mushy texture. I have a basic method to cook them, and then they can be eaten as is, or tossed in a salad, or with pasta, or stuffed into a pie (in fact this is one of the staple ingredients that finds its way into many different pies). Save the cooking liquid for broth.

the ubiquitous shallot, garlic & herbs

recipe after the … jump!
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