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Lentil & Potato Soup

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Lentil & Potato Soup

 

Winter time is soup time for my family.

 

We don’t eat much soup throughout the year, but the minute winter cold days come my children are asking for soup.

 

Unfortunately, any soup won’t do. Their grandpa (my dad) is a SOUP maker when he’s home and he completely spoiled their soup taste buds.

 

My dad works as a chef on oil rigs during the winter months so I had to take over the soup making and borrow few of his delicious recipes…..like this delicious LENTIL POTATO SOUP.

 

According to my boys, my Lentil soup turned out ALMOST as good as grandpa’s. I ‘ll take that compliment.

 

 

 

Ingredients:
  • 300g (10oz) Dry Lentils
  • 10 cups Water
  • 4 cups Potatoes (cubed)
  • 2 cups Smoked Ham (cubed and optional)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp Salted Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley (finely chopped)
STEP 1: Let the lentils soak overnight or at least 12 hours in a bowl of water. Make sure the water level is 1″ or more about the lentils.
STEP 2: The next day drain the lentils.
STEP 3: In a stock pot put water, soaked lentils, cubed potatoes, smoked ham, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
STEP 4: Cook on medium heat till everything is nice and soft (about 30 minutes).
STEP 5: Meanwhile make a rue from butter and 2 Tbsp of flour. Add smoked paprika to the rue and saute for about a minute.Whisk in 1 cup of water then pour the paprika rue into the lentil soup.
STEP 6: In a bowl whisk together milk and the leftover flour (1 Tbsp) and pour into the lentil soup as well.Turn up the heat and let the lentil soup come to a boil.
STEP 7: When the lentil soup is boiling turn off the heat. Add the white vinegar and fresh parsley.
STEP 8: Taste before serving and add more spices if needed.

 

 

 

 

Lentil & Potato Soup

 

TIP: I didn’t have any fresh parsley on hand so I added some dried parsley. Also sometimes my dad adds cup or two of chopped carrots.

 

Lentil & Potato Soup

 

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3 Responses to “Lentil & Potato Soup”

  1. Yenta Mary says:

    I love lentil soup! And it doesn't get any more comforting than to add potatoes, too … :) Where did you get that adorable bowl???

  2. Emily Malloy says:

    Gorgeous soup! ..and adorable bowl!

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