can I substitute regular organic lentils in a recipe that calls for french green lentils?

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pierino January 4, 2011
Also cooking times will be different so be sure to read the package. In hard water areas you may need to add a bit of baking soda.
 
Nora January 4, 2011
Regular lentils will break down a bit in the cooking process. It changes the outcome but not necessarily in a bad way. Just don't expect the same toothiness.
 
healthierkitchen January 4, 2011
You will get a slightly different consistency, but it's fine.
 
Chef J. January 4, 2011
Yes. There will be a slight flavor difference but its nearly the same as swapping cannellini beans for navy beans
 
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