We already knew that we liked brown lentils, but figured that we’d give red lentils a try. When cooked, red lentils fall apart much more easily so they’re not great for lentil salads or other dishes where they need to keep their shape. But they have a wonderful flavor, and a less-gritty texture than brown lentils making them a hit with two of our guys.
Apologies for side-tracking about rum, but this mystery food challenge drove me to the bottle.
ME: Guys, who’s ready to get their mystery food on?
LAUREN: I just tried it.
ME: You can’t try it yet. Hang on until everyone is here. Where’s Fay? Emma get your booty over here.
ME: Guess what we’re trying for mystery food (shakes red lentils), red lentils! Who’s tried red lentils before?
EMMA: Those are chips.
ME: What do they look like?
LAUREN: The littlest cherry tomatoes in the world.
ME: Oh they do.
EMMA: It looks like juice.
ME: Sam what do you think?
SAM: Uh nothing.
ME: Can you believe that when you cook red lentils it turns to this! (shows the brown mound of lentils). Doesn’t it look different?
SAM: That’s glass.11 comments