*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      LENTIL SOUP WITH FRANANKFURTERS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Lentils -- dried quick-cooking
    6       c            Water
    2       ea           Bacon -- slices, diced
    1       ea           Leek or green onion -- *
    1       ea           Carrot -- large, finely
                         chopped
    1       ea           Celery -- stalk, finely
                         chopped
    1       ea           Onion -- finely chopped
    1       tb           Vegetable oil
    2       tb           Unbleached flour
    1       tb           Vinegar
    4       ea           Frankfurters -- thickly sliced
    1       tb           Catsup -- tomato
    1       t            Salt
      1/4   ts           Black pepper
 
   *  Leek or Green Onion should be finely chopped.
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   ++++++++++++++ ++++ 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 frypan, 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 frypan 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.
  
 
 
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