Thursday, August 20, 2015

Old-Fashioned Lentil Soup

A ham bone enriches this soup


1 ham bone
6 cups water
1 1/4 Dried lentils (from a 1-lb package)
4 medium-size carrots, pared and sliced
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 tea spoons salt or to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
1 bay leaf

  1. Soak the beans overnight
  2. Combine ham bone, water, lentils, carrots, onion, salt,sugar,pepper and bay leaf in kettle; cover; bring to bring boiling; simmer for 1 hour, or until the lentils are tender.
  3. Take out the ham bone; strip of meat and add to the soup. Remove bay leaf.
  4. Ladle soup in bowl and serve.  Makes 6 servings.
Recipe from a cookbook "The Family Circle Cookbook"

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