Polpette di lenticchie - Valle del Crati

A vegetarian recipe to prepare as a main course or to accompany pasta; a complete dish, rich in protein and also suitable for those who follow a meat-free diet. 

These ingredients are suitable for 2 persons

- 240 g pre-cooked lentils in a tin

- 1 egg

- 30 g parmesan cheese

- salt and pepper to taste

- spices to taste (garlic powder, chilli powder, cumin etc.)

- 1 sprig of parsley

- Breadcrumbs to taste

- evo oil to taste

- 1 bottle tomato sauce Pomodorossa

- 1/2 onion 


Drain the lentils from their vegetation liquid and run them under running water to remove excess salt.

Place the well-drained lentils in a blender with the egg and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and start mixing with the chosen spices, finely chopped parsley, Parmesan cheese, pepper and a pinch of salt.

Add the breadcrumbs a little at a time until the mixture becomes workable with your hands and shape the balls.

Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add the balls; fry on both sides until golden brown and set aside.

In another frying pan, heat the oil with a little onion and pour in the tomato sauce and cook for about ten minutes on a low heat; now add the balls and cook for another ten minutes, turning them slowly on all sides.