Classically German

Warm Lentils with Sausage and Spaetzle

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Warm Lentils with Sausage and Spaetzle
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Preparation:
1 hr 30 min.
Preparation
Calories:
780
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories780 kcal(37 %)
Protein34.4 g(35 %)
Fat34.2 g(29 %)
Carbohydrates83 g(55 %)

Ingredients

for
4
For the lentils
1 onion
250 grams brown Lentils
1-2 bay leaves
1 carrot
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon Pastry flour
125 milliliters Red wine
3-4 tablespoons Vinegar
1 pinch sugar
For the spaetzle
375 grams Pastry flour
2 medium eggs
salt
200 milliliters water
For the sausage
4 pairs Hot dog
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

For the lentils: Peel the onion and place in a large saucepan along with the lentil, bay leaves and 1 liter (approximately 4 cups) water. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes. Peel the carrot and finely dice. Cook in boiling salted water for 6-8 minutes. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and cook until light golden brown and nutty. Remove the onion and bay leaves from the lentils then add the lentils to the roux and slowly pour in the wine. Bring to a boil, stirring. Drain the carrots and add to the lentils. Add the vinegar and sugar and season with salt and pepper.

2.

For the spaetzle: Whisk the flour, eggs, a pinch of salt and the water together until smooth. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, press the batter through a spaetzle maker into the boiling water and cook until they float to the surface. Remove the spaetzle with a slotted spoon and drain. Place in a serving bowl.

3.

Cook the sausages in hot water for 10 minutes. Serve with the lentils and spaetzle.