lentil soup

1 x teacup of red lentils (washed)
1 x teacup of yellow split peas (washed)
1 x leek, sliced
3-4 x medium sized carrots, diced
1 x handful of small potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 x small gammon piece or pack of smoked bacon (rolled and tied)
1 x small bunch of curly parsley, finely chopped
Season, to taste

Place gammon or bacon into a large pan, cover with water and bring to the boil.  Reduce the heat to a rolling simmer and add the lentils and the split peas.  When these have softened add the leek, carrots, potatoes and parsley.  Season according to your own taste.  Simmer for 30-40 mins.  When ready you can either chop up the gammon/bacon and pop back into the soup or take it out altogether and use as you please.

I always have this with a thickly sliced piece of buttered bread.

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posted by la_macneil on 09 May 09 - 7614 views

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