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Merchant Gourmet Lentil, Shallot & Egg Supper Bowl

A simple but filling main meal, ready in under half an hour! Using ready cooked lentils is a great short-cut so you’ll have supper on the table in no time.

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Preparation Time
5 minutes
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Cooking Time
15 minutes
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Put a pan of water on to boil ready to poach the egg. Heat a frying pan and cook the lardons until brown and crisp.


Turn the heat down a little and add the shallots to the pan, stir and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add the lentils to the pan along with the pepper and a dash of water to loosen.


While that heats through, add a dash of white wine vinegar (optional) to the gently simmering egg pan. Reduce the heat and use a spoon to swirl the water into a whirlpool. Crack the egg into the centre of the whirlpool and leave to cook for 2-3 minutes or until cooked to your liking.


Spoon the warm lentils into a bowl, top with the poached egg and a good grind of black pepper and add a few sprigs of rocket.


Note: if you can’t find Merchant Gourmet Tomatoey French Lentils, use any ready to eat Merchant Gourmet pulses and add a few chopped cherry tomatoes.

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