Nettle Brandade

by Betty Bee

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100 g green lentils
1 onions peeled an cut into quarters
3 bay leaves
200 g nettle leaves
2 large floury potatoes peeled and roughly chopped
3 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
100 ml olive oil
salt, pepper

Blanche the nettle leaves in boiling salted water for five minutes. Drain and chop finely.

Cook the lentils in a pan of water with the onion and bay leaves. When cooked drain the lentils and discard the onion and bay leaves.

Cook the potatoes in a pan of water . Drain and add the nettles and lentils. Mash with a potato masher until smooth.

Add the garlic and then gradually incorporate the oil into the mixture.

Season and serve.