Perfect all year round, but particularly good as a winter warmer. These quantities will serve 4-6 people, depending on their appetite! I usually make a big pot, then keep leftovers for another night and even freeze in batches.
Melt 28g butter into a saucepan and fry 4-6 rashers of bacon, 1 onion, 2 carrots and 2-3 celery sticks.
Add 140g red split lentils and 1 ¾ pint chicken stock, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp parsley, pepper.
Bring to boil, then simmer for 45 mins- 1 hr.
Serve with hot white rolls or baguette.
Variation: use leek instead of onion. Could also be tasty with oats.