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Puy lentil pie

Puy lentil pie

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Hi! I was looking around for permaculture communities on LJ and found this community. I cook the following dish about once per week in the Winter and it feeds me, my partner & 2 year old daughter and then I have leftovers the next day. It's modified from the Café Fresh recipe for puy lentil pie

Puy lentil pie

puy lentils
bay leaf
an onion
a big carrot
a stalk of celery
clove of garlic
stock powder
potatoes - enough for the topping

Put the lentils on to boil and chuck in a bayleaf. They should take 20 minutes until they've got some bite but are basically cooked.

Peel and chop the potatoes and put them on to boil. The should take about 15 minutes. They'll probably be ready about the same time as the lentils.

After you've made a small measure of stock, you've got a few minutes to chill out. The next part of the recipe takes about 5 minutes and you should aim to finish it when the lentils are ready. You'll also need the oven to heat to 175 C or medium hot.

Chop and saute the onion in some olive oil, then add sliced carrots and celery. Saute them for 5 minutes and then add the chopped garlic. The lentils should now be ready, so turn off the heat. Drain and remove the bayleaf and add them to the pan of veggies. Now transfer the lentil mix to a pie dish and add the stock. You don't want the lentils swimming in stock; just enough so it'll continue to cook when in the oven.

Drain and mash the potatoes and place on top of the lentils. Pop it all in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes until the mash is getting a little colour.

I usually steam some green veggies to go with this dish.
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