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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