It is produced within the communes of Haut-Viterbo,boasting an ancient tradition which is reflected in the orders,by-laws, municipal laws of the community and people ofOnano of 1561; in the early 1800 Epifanio Garcia in his ownmanuscript suggests a greater production of high demandlegumes of Oakley for sale in neighbouring countries and inTuscany, as a solution to improve the economic conditionsof life of the local population.
The quality characteristics that make Onano lentils peculiarderived from this type of loose soil, with good permeability,devoid of areas with stagnant water, of volcanic originlocated at an average altitude of around 400-600 metresa.s.l.
Stewed lentils are a quick and easy recipe to be prepared asa side dish for lunch or dinner in a skillet sauté the onionand garlic, when they are golden, add the lentils, drainedand Blanch for a few minutes. Add a sprig of Rosemary,peeled tomatoes and cook for half an hour.
Does not require soaking, normal cooking 20 minutes.
Store in a cool, dry place is proper cleaning by hand. Maycontain traces of gluten.
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Sausages with lentils
Boil the lentils with celery, carrot and garlic.
Brown the sausages prick in a little oil and tomatoes intostrips.
When they are cooked, add the lentils with part of thecooking liquid, seasoning, stirring gently and serve.
Cream of lentil
1 chopped shallot and stufatelo with 2 tablespoons of extravirgin olive oil, add 300 g of lentils and cover with .5 lvegetable stock.
Fate cook them for about an hour and a half and passed thelentils through a vegetable mill or mixer until reduced tocream.
Serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil