For 4 people, you will need:
How long does it take? Time required for this recipe:
Preparation Cooking Start to finish 33 min. 20 min. 53 min. Keeping:
Without sauce, some days in the fridge with plastic film on top.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Cut 200 g smoked pork belly (or thick cut streaky bacon) into small pieces, not too thick.
Stage 2 - 5 min.
Stage 3 - 20 min.
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then add 250 g green lentils.
Cook until the lentils are just tender, but no more, otherwise you will end up with lentil soup.
Stage 4 - 10 min.
Meanwhile, pour smoked pork belly into a large pan, add the pieces of 200 g smoked pork belly (or thick cut streaky bacon) and fry.
As soon as they are nicely browned, add 2 tablespoons vinegar and scrape the bottom of the pan with a
, then take off the heat and
Stage 5 - 3 min.
When the lentils are cooked, drain them in a
and run them briefly under the cold tap.
This is done to stop the cooking quickly and stop them turning into lentil purée.
Stage 6 - 2 min.
Once the lentils are thoroughly drained, tip them into the pan with the bacon and mix well.
Stage 7 - 3 min. Stage 8 - 5 min.
Try to use the delicious green Le Puy lentils. This is not essential, but they are so very good.
If you don't have any smoked bacon, plain bacon, diced ham or sausage (preferably smoked) will do fine.
Nutritional information% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman ( change to a man). How much will it cost?
For 4 people : 3.43 € Per person : 0.86 € Note : These prices are only approximate
And to drink?: I recommend a red without too much tannin, such as the uncommonly good organic Gamay made by the Balloux, a wine-producing couple based in Hugier (Haute-Saône, France). Source
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