Puy Lentil lovers

(12 Posts)
CatherineDeB Sun 11-Sep-16 19:49:43

Maybe I am late to the party here but I discovered that I can buy 3kg of puy lentils for £8:50 delivered from Amazon instead of £5 for the 500g of Merchant Gourmet lentils in the supermarket shock shock.

Now, they are from Canada and not France so not called Puy, green speckled or something but definitely worth a shot imo!

TwatbadgingCuntfuckery Sun 11-Sep-16 20:14:33

this is the most random post ever! grin

I love to fry up some chorizo and add a load of cooked puy. Yum!

CatherineDeB Sun 11-Sep-16 20:21:51

I am feeling a bit random grin, have worked six long days this week and am in bed with a toasted tea cake, gin and tonic and my dog. All, including my bed, firm favourites.

I cooked with puy lentils yesterday and thought there must be a better/cheaper way of buying them .... Drifts off again.

Pestilence13610 Sun 11-Sep-16 20:24:42

Morrisons is the cheapest, easiest way of buying them. Although they call them green lentils just to confuse things.

BIWI Sun 11-Sep-16 20:27:47

It's not to confuse things - it's because they can only be called Puy lentils if they grow in the Puy area of France!

TwatbadgingCuntfuckery Sun 11-Sep-16 20:30:20

Ah that makes sense! Yes, I buy lentils by the kilo. Well, 2kg bags because it is cheaper. You just need somewhere to store them

I'm actually out of puy. I'll add it to my shopping list. It is the time of year for warming, hearty dishes.

overthehillandroundthemountain Sun 11-Sep-16 20:35:41

I get the dried ones in Waitrose - a quid or so for 500g. Used to buy the Merchand Gourmet ones but figured it goes against what they are for! The whole point is that you can store them dried.

I cook them up and divide them into tubs which I then freeze.
I mix them with roasted veg or the jars of antipasti for a quick starter, with some feta crumbled in, or grilled goats cheese, or some fried halloumi.

I also make some up with loads of stock and chuck in some small pasta, like a thickish soup. Mmmmmm!

I get the orange ones from a local Indian shop, along with all my spices. They make a wicked Thai-style soup with lemongrass, lime, chilli, etc.

Agree that proper Puy lentils from Puy are the best!

Pestilence13610 Sun 11-Sep-16 20:37:06

But green lentils are flat discus shaped things, they need to be called speckled lentils or something.

CatherineDeB Mon 12-Sep-16 20:59:52

Yes, Puy are a completely different thing to green over, they hold their shape and texture during cooking. Darker and smaller than green lentils.

Merchant Gourmet don't only do cooked prepacked lentils, they do ordinary dried ones, Puy being one of them.

Canadian green speckled seem to be the same, just not grown in Puy.

overthehillandroundthemountain Mon 12-Sep-16 21:11:53

I'm aware of that, Catherine which is why I said that Puy lentils from Puy are the best! I know that they are different to green lentils - I get these Puy ones from Waitrose which are not Merchant Gourmand:
www.waitrose.com/shop/ProductView-10317--105944-Waitrose+Cooks'+Ingredients+le+puy+lentils

PaperdollCartoon Thu 15-Sep-16 15:00:44

Online is definitely best for lentils. I have brown lentils, green lentils, dark green speckled (puy) and red lentils all through BuyWholeFoodsOnline from Amazon.

HeyMacWey Thu 15-Sep-16 15:04:16

Love puy lentils in this house. Favourite recipe is bollito misto - I use Gordon Ramsay's recipe.

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