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Inspired by Clara‘s Depression-era recipies, I made this tonight and it turned out really very yummy:

Potato-lentil crock-pot soup

Ingredients:
2-3 cloves garlic
2 small onions
3-4 potatoes
1 cup brown lentils
olive oil
4 cups stock (beef or vegetable), or bullion cube & 4 cups water
Oregano
Cumin
Cardamom
Beef shank (optional)

Method:
(Each of Clara’s recipes begins with her browning onions and potatoes in olive oil, and then adding something to it to make a meal, so I did the same.)

Mince the garlic, chop the onion, and dice the potato.
Brown the garlic, and onion in olive oil.
Add the spices.
Add the potatoes.
Cook, stirring lots, until the potatoes start to stick to the bottom of the pan.

Rinse the lentils in cold water.
Put the lentils, cooked vegetables, stock, and beef shank if you have it in a crock pot.
Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring once after an hour.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4.

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