Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

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  • cups whole lentils
  • 4 artichoke bottoms (you can use canned ones)
  • 6 eggs


Wash the lentils in cold water, checking for grit, then place in a large pan of cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 40 minutes. Add no salt at this stage as it only toughens legumes, although you could add a bouquet garni and a shallot for flavor. The lentils should be tender but not mushy, and, depending on their age, may take a little more or less time, so keep an eye on them.