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

asked by deborahlquinn over 7 years ago

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Chef James
added over 7 years ago

Yes. There will be a slight flavor difference but its nearly the same as swapping cannellini beans for navy beans

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healthierkitchen
added over 7 years ago

You will get a slightly different consistency, but it's fine.

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Nora
added over 7 years ago

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.

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pierino
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added over 7 years ago

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.

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