This is said to be a traditional Italian New Year’s dish. The coin-shaped lentils are supposed to bring good fortune. All I know is, it smells wonderful in preparation, tastes great on the spoon.
3 slices bacon, cut into ½ inch squares
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 medium carrots, in ¼ inch slices
2 ½ cups water
1 bay leaf
1 pound/500g mild Italian sausages
1 cup lentils
2 cups tightly packed, finely chopped swiss chard leaves, stems removed
½ tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
Serving: Either add sausages to the pot before serving or serve the sausages on top of the lentil mixture. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Source: "Safeway Select Magazine", December 2002
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