Stir fry the onion,
and the ham for 5 minutes. Add the stock, the lentils
and the thyme, bring this to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes.
Serve with sour cream and grated cheese.
This soup is
served for New Year,
since the lentils represent the coins one so hopes to earn. Some
countries have the same habit, whilst others go for the big money
and serve green leafy vegetables, for bank notes.
On Worldcook's New Year page
you will find New Year recipes from all over the world.
culinary calendar for more
links between tradition and cooking.
See also recipes
for Chilean lentil soup,
Spanish lentil soup and
Turkish lentil soup.