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Oh FGS - how do you drain your cooked lentils enough........

(10 Posts)
alwayslookingforanswers Sat 31-Oct-09 17:30:19

so that your burgers/loaf/whatever does stay like mush??

I made burgers a few months back ad they were practically falling apart as the cooked lentils were still too "wet"

Making loaf now - and I already know it's going to come out like mush instead of a nice firm loaf. I left the (cooked) lentils to drain for AGES - but they're still too sodding wet.

alwayslookingforanswers Sat 31-Oct-09 17:30:48

"don't" stay like mush that should read

moondog Sat 31-Oct-09 18:22:42

How odd. What kind are you using? They tend to firm up as they cool too.

alwayslookingforanswers Sat 31-Oct-09 18:34:38

using red split lentils (think these are Morrisons ones?).

It's turned out like stodge - spent all bloody afternoon in the kitchen as well with it

alwayslookingforanswers Sat 31-Oct-09 18:35:26

tasty stodge is should be said - but stodge none the less.

Mummy2day Sat 31-Oct-09 18:55:09

Drain them on kitchen roll!

alwayslookingforanswers Sat 31-Oct-09 18:56:42

left them draining in a sieve for just over an hour - they were still really stodgy.

Maybe I'm overcooking them??

moondog Sat 31-Oct-09 18:57:04

Fry with some onion and garlic-will bind it, but if not, add some flour.

Restrainedrabbit Sat 31-Oct-09 18:58:37

use green or puy lentils smile Red ones go like sludge.

alwayslookingforanswers Sat 31-Oct-09 19:00:32

yes sludge is a very apt word - that's just what they looked like while draining - and what the "loaf" looked like once served up.

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