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Linsen mit Spätzle
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Preparations

  1. Step 1

    Soak lentils overnight and drain. (If you don't have time, bring to a boil from cold water, cook for 2-3 minutes and discard water.)

    Soak lentils overnight and drain. (If you don't have time, bring to a boil from cold water, cook for 2-3 minutes and discard water.)

  2. Step 2

    Cube the carrots and potatoes. Dice the onion and bacon.

    Cube the carrots and potatoes. Dice the onion and bacon.

  3. Step 3

    In a large pot, heat a little oil and cook the onions and bacon until onions are translucent.

    In a large pot, heat a little oil and cook the onions and bacon until onions are translucent.

  4. Step 4

    Add carrots, potatoes, lentils and bay leaf to the pot and pour in enough water and/or broth to cover everything. Bring to a boil.

    Add carrots, potatoes, lentils and bay leaf to the pot and pour in enough water and/or broth to cover everything. Bring to a boil.

  5. Step 5

    Add red wine and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook about 30 minutes or until soft the lentils are soft.

    Add red wine and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook about 30 minutes or until soft the lentils are soft.

  6. Step 6

    Add whole sausages and let cook another 5-10 minutes.

    Add whole sausages and let cook another 5-10 minutes.

  7. Step 7

    Add apple cider vinegar and a little more red wine. Bring to a simmer again and let cook for a few more minutes, or until the stew becomes thick and porridge-like.

    Add apple cider vinegar and a little more red wine. Bring to a simmer again and let cook for a few more minutes, or until the stew becomes thick and porridge-like.

  8. Step 8

    Prepare spätzle batter. (if using packaged noodles, cook according to instructions). 

Mix flour, eggs, salt and sparkling water in a bowl. Sparkling water makes the spätzle fluffier, but regular cold water is fine too.

    Prepare spätzle batter. (if using packaged noodles, cook according to instructions).

    Mix flour, eggs, salt and sparkling water in a bowl. Sparkling water makes the spätzle fluffier, but regular cold water is fine too.

  9. Step 9

    The batter should be somewhat runny but thick enough that it sticks together to some degree.

    The batter should be somewhat runny but thick enough that it sticks together to some degree.

  10. Step 10

    Time to cook the spätzle (do so in batches if necessary): In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add a spoon full of salt. 

If you're like me and don't have a spätzle maker, you can use the cutting board method: Put some of the batter on a cutting board and using a knife, cut and scrape small bits of batter into the boiling water.

To make with spätzle press or wide-holed colander, press the batter though that so it drops into the boiling water.

    Time to cook the spätzle (do so in batches if necessary): In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add a spoon full of salt.

    If you're like me and don't have a spätzle maker, you can use the cutting board method: Put some of the batter on a cutting board and using a knife, cut and scrape small bits of batter into the boiling water.

    To make with spätzle press or wide-holed colander, press the batter though that so it drops into the boiling water.

  11. Step 11

    The noodles will get fluffy as the cook and float to the top. When the float to the top, remove with a slotted spoon into a colander/strainer.

    The noodles will get fluffy as the cook and float to the top. When the float to the top, remove with a slotted spoon into a colander/strainer.

  12. Step 12

    Let spätzle drain and immediately divide into serving plates.

    Let spätzle drain and immediately divide into serving plates.

  13. Step 13

    Spoon over the cooked lentils.

    Spoon over the cooked lentils.

  14. Step 14

    Serve and add a splash more apple cider vinegar, and salt & pepper if you like. The dish should have a nice hint of vinegar taste.

    Serve and add a splash more apple cider vinegar, and salt & pepper if you like. The dish should have a nice hint of vinegar taste.

  15. Step 15

    Now you made it, don't forget to take a Cooksnap photo to upload below! Recipe authors always LOVE to hear from you and see how their recipe turned out in your kitchen.

    Now you made it, don't forget to take a Cooksnap photo to upload below! Recipe authors always LOVE to hear from you and see how their recipe turned out in your kitchen.

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