A Quick Version and Longer Version. The quick version uses a tin of lentils but if you are making this for a bunch of people it is a lot cheaper to use dried green or Puy lentils and cook them. This takes another 30 minutes or so but it is no bother.

Ingredients (For One) – easily multiplied up for more people.

  • Tin of lentils (for quick version)or…
  • 75g dried green lentils (for slow cheaper version)
  • 150ml vegetable stock (for slow cheaper version)
  • 2 or 3 sausages
  • One small carrot
  • One stick of celery
  • A quarter of an onion
  • Sunflower oil for frying

Put oil in a frying pan and brown the sausages. When cooked take them out and put to one side. Chop the vegetables fairly small and add to the pan. Fry gently until soft and golden.

Quick version: add the tin of lentils and cooked sausages. Heat through for five minutes, if it is a little dry add a splash of water. Adjust seasoning and serve.

Longer version: add 75g dried green or Puy lentils per person and 150ml stock per person. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes according to the instructions on the lentils packet. Keep an eye on it from time to time, if it is drying out add a bit more water. Adjust seasoning and serve. Very good with fresh French bread.