Have you had enough of winter yet? I know I’m daydreaming about shedding my bulky coat. However, this weekend’s impending snowstorm is another opportunity to make a dish that has fortified me during this snowier-than-usual winter. These delightful Warm French Green Lentils topped with a poached egg are an ideal snow-day meal. Given the weekend snowfall prediction, I’m sharing them with you just in time.
This recipe is by way of Megan from the lovely blog, A Sweet Spoonful. She writes beautifully about how her boyfriend (now fiancée) made his "famous lentils" one of the first times he cooked for her, and how she joked that she'd marry him for his lentils alone. I first made the dish simply because I had everything on hand and it was snowing too hard to run outside to the store for other groceries. However once I tasted these lentils for myself, I understood how they could be commitment-worthy!
I love little French green lentils, which are more flavorful than their often-mushy brown counterparts. Also known as lentilles du Puy, these French green gems hold their shape well in salads and soups. They are often an accompaniment to traditional French bistro dishes such as salmon or a farmhouse stew with garlic sausage.