This recipe is slightly adapted from Cas Clarke's Vegetarian Grub on a Grant.
Fills 4 - 6 sandwiches
1. Wash the lentils, then put in a pan with 500ml (18 fl oz, 2¼ cups) cold water. Bring to the boil (keep an eye on it or it'll boil over) then simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, or until the lentils are beginning to soften and break up. If your lentils are old this will take ages, so go and buy some new ones.
2. When the lentils are at the stage described above, add the carrot, thyme, and stock cube (if using). Mix well and continue to cook for 10 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked to your satisfaction, adding more water if it gets too dry.
3. While the lentils are cooking, fry the onion and garlic in the oil, or in vegetable stock if you prefer, until just beginning to brown.
4. When everything is cooked, add the onions and garlic to the lentils. Mix well, then add lemon juice to taste if using, and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Chill 1 hour before using.
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This page added 6 Oct 1997 (last altered 30 May 2006) - comments and questions to Kake L Pugh (firstname.lastname@example.org).