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Lentil Soup with Frankfurter

This is a style done with lentil or pea soup in Germany
You serve it with a nice big natural casing Frankfurter in the center.
Makes a delicious, full and satisfying meal

Lentil Soup
With Frankfurter

Linsensuppe mit Frankfurter

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1 ham hock or approx. 1 cup of dice ham
2 quarts Chicken, beef or ham stock (8 cups)
2 cups chopped onion (1 medium onion )
2 cups chopped celery heart, with green tops (stalks)
2 cups chopped carrots (3 large)
1 pound bag dry lentils sorted and cleaned

salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon dried savory leaves (May substitute dried thyme)
2 bay leaves
2 Tablespoons Hungarian paprika
a dash of nutmeg

6 Frankfurters with natural casing

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Gather your ingredients

I also use a ham hock or some ham .

1 ham hock

or  about a cup of diced ham


You can use a Dutch oven or crockpot for this.     

1.Simmer the ham hock or ham with the bay leaves , herbs and spices for 2 hours to develop good flavor.

2. Add the lentils and vegetables and simmer for 2-3 hours.

3. You can use thicken the soup, by taking 2 cups of the soup and puree them, or use a hand held Immersion blender and puree some of the soup right in he pot.

4. To serve ladel soup bowl 3/4 full put a heated Frankfurter on top and ladel another cup on top.

You can also puree the soup or part of the soup to get a thicker smoothe texture.



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