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I'm leaving for a week in France and Germany on Tuesday, and so haven't been grocery shopping recently, but this evening, while working on an essay, I pulled together a remarkable little salad with the odds and ends I still had in to bring for lunch tomorrow. I was going for a hard boiled egg, but accidentally dropped the egg a bit when I went to put it in the pan and it cracked. So I went with poached instead!
Here's what I ended up with (and yes, I did need to stop in the middle to wash and re-use one of my pots - such is life!):
Green Salad with Poached Egg, Lentils, and Caramelized Leeks
1 leek, sliced thin, and bathed in a bowl of water to remove dirt
1/2 cup green lentils
1 cup water
1 cup salad greens
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp sumac (found at an amazing international grocer down the road)
|Leeks and poached egg|
2. Mix lentils and 1 cup of water water in a saucepan. Cover and heat to a boil, then uncover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the water evaporates. Add 1/2 tsp salt and stir.
3. Bring 2 cups of water to just beneath a boil in a saucepan. Crack the egg and drop the whites and yolk together gently into the water. Take off the heat and cover for 4 minutes. Voila!
4. Place leeks, lentils, and egg over a bed of greens, top with a bit of olive oil and sumac (if you happen to have it around). Bon Ap!
|Looking forward to lunch!|