This is a classic German soup many people love to eat in the colder times of the year. This kind of soup was and is often served on Saturdays, when then families have to do many chores together and a quick and hearty bowl of soup helps them through the day. And a Sunday roast is promised.
Often you can find this soups in large quantities at outdoor activities, such as camps and playfields, the more soup you cook, the better it gets.
I made mine on New Years Eve- eating lentis means lots of luck and money in the next year. I know it is a tradition in Italy, where also the women dress in red lingerie that night. It should help for other things too :-)
recipe for 2:
100 g green Puy lentils or brown or black ones
3 spring onions
2 cloves of garlic
2 boiled potatoes
50 g leek
1 tbsp parsley
2 tsp veg or chicken stock
600 ml water
2 tbsp malt vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
If you do not have a lot of time, use a pressure cooker.
In the cooker heat the oil and start with onions and garlic and add the leek and carrot after a couple of minutes.
Add the washed lentils and the water. Do not add salt or stock cube.
Bring to a boil and close the lid of the pressure cooker, set it on high or 2 and wait for the sign to come up. Reduce the heat and cook for 17 minutes. Steam off.
Add the stock cube and the boiled potato and check for the seasoning. When the lentils are still a bit hard, add the sausages and cook them a little more on low heat. Get in the vinegar for the better rounded taste.
Finish with some parsley.