27 July 2012
Cook the the lentils in water (do not use salt, this will prevent the lentils from softening), rinse until the water runs clear and set aside.
Cook the potato and sweet potato until soft, drain, reserving some of the water and set aside.
In a heavy based pan sweat the carrots, celery and onion for 5 minutes with the olive oil, add the garlic, thyme, bay leaf and baby marrows and cook for another 10 minutes, season to taste.
Combine the vegetables with the lentils, and place in an oven proof dish.
Mash the potatoes with butter (optional) adding a bit of the reserved water if needed and season to taste (Do not make the mixture too wet as it absorbs liquid from the filling)
Spoon the potatoes over the filling, covering it evenly.
Using a fork, drag lines along the top of the potato to make ridges so that it crisps in the oven
Bake for 30 minutes, at 180 C, or until the topping browns slightly
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