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Delicious Slovak Lentil Soup

What you need: 

16 oz bag of organic green lentils
3-4 potatoes peeled and cubed
2 bay leaves
sea salt
pinch of cayenne and black pepper
bunch of whole black peppercorns
3-4 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 1/2 tablespoon of flour (I use spelt)
I bigger container of veg sour cream

What you do: 

This recipe comes from my mom who lives in Slovakia.
Soak the lentils overnight. After they soaked, clean the water and cover the lentils with enough water to have room for potatoes too.
Put in the potatoes, bay leaves, whole peppercorns. Cook until potatoes are done.
In the meantime mix sour cream with flour using whisker until smooth in a separate container.
Take a little bit of lentil soup and add to sour cream, mix it well. After that add all the sour cream to the soup whisking the whole time while adding with whisker. This is really important if you don't want to have lumps in your soup.
Add salt, pepper, and pressed garlic. Mix well. If you like your soup more sour, you can add a little of lemon or vinegar. Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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It really doesn't matter how much liquid you add. If you want your soup thicker add less, if you like it more like a thin soup you add more. You can start whit just covering the lentils and potatoes with water say 2-3 inches over them. But if during the cooking the water is missing, you can add some more. It is better to have less and then add more at the end than to add too much at the beginning and to have it bland. 


it does look very yummy, i'm just confused as to how much liquid to add. i wouldn't want it to be bland


But... but it says soaking water, and then water to cover lentils and potatoes too!  It looks yummy, too.


you know, for a soup this recipe sure does lack liquid content

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