German Lentil Soup with Frankfurters
German-style lentil soup with sliced frankfurters and cider vinegar.
2 onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 cups water
1 cup lentils
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 pound frankfurters, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- In a kettle sauté chopped onions, crushed garlic clove, chopped carrots, and chopped celery ribs in heated oil for 5 minutes.
- Add water, lentils, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and cook slowly, covered, for about 30 minutes, or until lentils are just tender.
- Add thinly sliced frankfurters and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cider vinegar. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
Makes 8 servings.