Stamppot is a quintessential Dutch meal of sausage, kale, and potato mash. This Dutch mash pot meal is a savory specialty. If you’re in the colder months in Holland or Amsterdam, you’re likely to find stamppot on restaurant menus, where the potatoes are mashed with bacon and curly endive and placed on top of a plate with a big Rookworst (Dutch sausage).
Or, you might find a variant under a large bacon slab with a carrot-onion-potato mash. Stamppot is a famous Dutch dish made from a mixture of one or more vegetables mashed with potatoes.
Traditionally, such vegetable pairings include sauerkraut, endive, kale, spinach, turnip greens, and carrot and onion; the combination of the latter two is known in the Netherlands as a hotspot. Leafy greens like endive can be left raw and only added at the mashing point to the potatoes.
About Stamppot: Dutch Mash Pot Recipe
It is possible to buy prepared stamppot from shops and supermarkets. It can also be ordered in restaurants in the cafe style.
Still, more stringent recent regulations on permitted food in taverns versus restaurants have restricted the custom of offering simple dishes in many Belgian pubs.
Overall, Stamppot is a cold-weather dish in Dutch cuisine. Today, as more and more variations are implemented in the dish, it has been gaining a name in Europe. For more international dishes, click here.
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