Lentil Soup With Frankfurters Recipe

* Leek or Green Onion should be finely chopped.

Step 1

Wash the lentils thoroughly. In a 2 1/2-quart saucepan bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the lentils, bacon, leek or green onion, carrot and celery. Simmer, partially covered, for 30 to 40 minutes. Meanwhile in a fry pan, saute chopped onion in vegetable oil until soft. Sprinkle flour over onion, and stir. Lower heat, stir constantly, and cook until the flour turns a light brown. DO NOT burn flour. Stir in 1/2 cup of hot lentil soup into the browned flour; beat with a wire whisk until well-blended. Beat in vinegar. Add contents of fry pan to lentil pan and stir together. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until lentils are soft. Add the frankfurters and catsup. Cook to heat frankfurters through. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.

Things You'll Need

  • 1c Lentils; dried quick-cooking
  • 2ea Bacon; slices, diced
  • 1ea Carrot; large, finely chopped
  • 1ea Onion; finely chopped
  • 2tb Unbleached flour
  • 4ea Frankfurters; thickly sliced
  • 1ts Salt
  • 6c Water
  • 1ea Leek or green onion; *
  • 1ea Celery; stalk, finely chopped
  • 1tb Vegetable oil
  • 1tb Vinegar
  • 1tb Catsup; tomato
  • 1/4ts Black pepper

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