Cooking lentils in large quantities

                Sort 500 grams lentils and discard any grains of wheat (especially if you want to cook glutenfree) and/or little stones
                Wash in cold water, drain and put your lentils in a 3 to 3,5 liter pan, NO SALT
                Add cold water until the 2 ½ - 3 liter mark
                Bring to a boil on high heat
                As soon as the water starts boiling, reduce the heat to a very slow boil, put on the lid
                Set your timer for 30 min. and then taste for doneness. Stir with a fork. If necessary, continue cooking
                Depending on the type of lentils, they will need 30 to 45 min. until they are ready. Do not leave them too raw, because you will get a stomachache. If they are cooked too much they will fall apart and will be difficult to use for other than soup :o)
                Take the pan off the heat and let everything cool down a bit
                Place your colander with very fine holes in the sink and drain the lentils, then place the filled colander on top of the just used pan. Put the lid on top and let everything cool down.
                Store your cooked lentils in an airtight container in the fridge, not longer than 5 days. If you cook for only one or two, you could freeze the lentils in portions of 3-4 tablespoons


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