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Wednesday, January 5, 2011


In the winter, you will often see this traditional Dutch dish on many dinner tables in the Netherlands. Stamppot is made from a combination of mashed potatoes, and one or several added vegetables, for example kale, spinach, carrots, peas, endive, etc. It is normally served with smoked sausage (rookworst) or some other form of bacon or meat.

Ever the experimenters, and always keen to get the 'full local experience,' we took our own stab at making this traditional dish tonight. We included kale, carrots and peas in our mashed potatoes, topped with some (lean) smoked sausage and a bit of gravy. On a cold night, it really hit the spot.

Talk about comfort food!



Brandi said...

Hmm. Vegetable you say? It does look good though. Do you have a recipe for said stamppot food item?

Suzanne Kanick said...

Yeah, your favorite vegetables... potatoes! ;)

Honestly, I just cooked everything & mashed it all together. But this recipe looks pretty good, and simple, if you'd like something to follow:

I slice & pan fried the sausage a bit b/c I like it a little burnt.