Golden Lentil Rolls Wrapped in Bacon

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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Serve this lovely supper or lunch dish with a crisply cooked green vegetable like broccoli, or just a salad. It can be made well ahead so that you can simply put it in the oven to bake shortly before the meal.


  • 175 g (6 oz) split red lentils
  • 450 ml (¾


Place the lentils, milk and finely chopped onion in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then simmer very gently, stirring now and then, for 20 minutes or until thick and mushy. Remove from the heat and add the cheese, butter, oregano and salt and black pepper to taste. Stir in the egg, then leave to become cold.

Butter a fairly large, shallow, ovenproof dish. Using floured hands, roll sma