Stamppot, Savoury Traditional Dutch Food Recipes

Savoury Traditional Dutch Food

When you think about typical savoury Dutch food, many people think of warm, stodgy, hearty meals. When autumn and winter roll around, people just love living in the Netherlands. The food makes them feel full and warm. 

Stamppot (Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables, Sausage & Gravy)

What is essentially mashed potatoes and vegetables with sausage, bacon bits and gravy. Stamppot actually has more surprising variations than you can imagine. And can be created to be vegetarian or vegan-friendly. You can find the best stamppot in Amsterdam at Moeders restaurant. This is a place that needs to be seen to be believed. But you can make a pretty decent one yourself too. As do most of the supermarkets in the Netherlands too for those days when you don’t have time or the energy to mashing.

Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea Soup)

One of many favorite Dutch dishes is this modest pea soup, or erwtensoep. This is just as hard to pronounce as it looks. Usually served with chunks of sausage in. It’s served as a main meal and therefore should be thick enough your spoon can stand up.

Just as the Brits’ most popular meal is a curry. The Dutch are also very partial to Indonesian dishes such as chicken satay.  The feast-tastic rijsttafel and also this, nasi goreng.

Essentially, fried spiced rice, chicken and/or prawns, and vegetables. And sometimes served with a fried egg, the translation of nasi goreng is “fried rice”. It is really easy to prepare it yourself at home. And the crucial Indonesian ingredients are all easily available in Dutch supermarkets.

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