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A question about a recipe: Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter

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I have a question about the recipe "Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter" from Sarah Jampel. Are green lentils the same thing as French lentils?

asked by Can I have a bite? over 2 years ago

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Monita

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added over 2 years ago

Yes - French lentils are also called French green lentils

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added over 2 years ago

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added over 2 years ago

Green lentils are a little larger and lighter in color than French lentils. The latter cook up firmer, maintaining their shape, and are suitable for salads. Green lentils soften up more as they cook, making them more suitable for soups.

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added over 2 years ago

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added over 2 years ago

I agree with the other answers and would add that in looking for French lentils, look for "du Puy" (or le Puy or de Puy) lentils.

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added over 2 years ago

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