Thursday, November 25, 2010

20101125 Boerenkool Stamppot

I find it the name boerenkool funny (literal translation: farmers kale) - this name is so much more interesting than plan old curly kale. I love stamppot! Stamppot is a traditional Dutch food that is filling, simple, tasty, and so perfect for warming you up in a cold winter evening. My favorite stamppot is my mother-in-law's zuurkool stamppot met ananas en spekjes (translation: sauerkraut mash pot with pineapples and bacon bits). She always lets me know when she makes zuurkool stamppot and I'll be there for dinner!

300g curly kale (boerenkool), finely chopped
450g starchy potatoes, peeled and cubed
salt and pepper
some milk
some butter
1 smoked sausage (Unox rookworst)
100g smoked bacon bits
1 small onion, finely chopped

1. In a large pan, add the kale and potatoes and top it with water. Bring it to the boil, and then simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the Unox rookworst to the pan, and simmer for another 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a frying pan, and brown the onion and bacon on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Set aside.
3. Remove the pan from the heat, and fish the rookworst out. Drain water out of the pan, add the milk and butter to the kale and potato, and then mash them together. Then fold in the fried onion and bacon - don't forget to add all the bacon fat to the mash!

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