The Dutch cuisine might not be the most popular one, but its traditional stamppot is for sure a must-try when you’re visiting our country! Especially in Winter. 😉
Mash it up
The Dutch love to mash the hell out of food. Sounds silly, doesn’t it? But in fact, stamppot can entail any type of food, as long as it is mashed with potatoes. Any type of veggies, some bacon and a little sausage on the side, makes it the perfect winter dish in The Netherlands. And super easy as well. You just boil the potatoes and the veggies and mash until you basically cannot see what’s in it anymore. Ok, that doesn’t really sound yummy, and these dishes weren’t actually considered as yummy at first. They were called ‘poespas’, which actually meant a mishmash of food. This dish is said to be one of the oldest, originating in the early 1600s. However, over the years, this dish is still on the table, especially during this season! So why not give it a try?
Whether it is zuurkoolstamppot, wortelenstamppot, boerenkoolstamppot, andijviestamppot, spinaziestamppot or whatever stamppot. As you can see, the Dutch have a super extensive cuisine. As long as the word ‘stamppot’ is in there.
We got you some recipes
What else did you expect? We listed you a typical traditional recipe for zuurkoolstamppot, a fresh from the boat recipe with sweet potato, and an internationally influenced version. Basically, you boil the potatoes and the veggies, and well, mash it up! Add any additional stuff on the side. The recipes below are for 2 people.
Stamppot at East57
Although the recipes might not be super challenging, it’s always good to enjoy a stamppot well made by someone else. And this time, maybe by the chefs of East57 . Cause, this is what you’ve all been waiting for…. Stamppot evenings! Yes! You’re more than welcome to enjoy a perfect Dutch dish on January 10 & 24, and February 7 & 21. Hope to see you there!
Make sure to visit our special stamppot page.