Stamppot is the Dutch name for any textured purée made of vegetables. There are no real rules about what goes into a stamppot and therefore the variety is as endless as your imagination. Here are 10 ways to turn the Dutch mid-week favorite into your dinner tonight:
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Celeriac & Potato Puree Recipe - Knolselderijstamppot
If you've ever wondered what to do with that turnip-rooted celery you spotted at your farmer's market, this textured purée is a good way to enjoy this vegetable's subtle celery flavor.
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Apple & Potato Mash with Bacon - Hete Bliksem
Hete bliksem is a traditional Dutch dish made with potatoes, apples, and bacon. While generally viewed as a variation of stamppot, some disagree, insisting that the potatoes and apples should not be mashed together, but simply cooked and combined.
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This is old family recipe uses the traditional piece of klapstuk (beef rib), a frugal cut of meat. Because hutspot was used to feed big families in the colder months, we've kept to the original recipe, which makes enough to feed eight people.
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Due to its high vitamin C content, sauerkraut has long been viewed as a vital source of vitamin C during cold Dutch winters. Nowadays, however, we eat zuurkoolstamppot because we crave its sweet-sour-salty flavor.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Stamppotten are an excellent way to use up vegetables, making your food budget stretch further. You can combine any white winter vegetables for this recipe, such as turnip-rooted parsley, parsnips, and celeriac.
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Recipe for Vegetarian Stamppot with Bok Choi, Shiitake & Cashews
Typically, stamppotten are a meat and veg affair, but this recipe combines Asian ingredients for a vegetarian version of the Dutch dinnertime staple that is every bit as satisfying as its heartier cousins.
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Recipe for Spring Stamppot with Butter Lettuce & Fried Egg
This spring-time stamppot combines delicate butter lettuce with mashed potatoes and a fried egg. Enjoy the ultimate moment, when the runny yellow yolk yields to your fork and saturates all that mellow cream and green.
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Recipe for Stamppot with Red Oak Leaf Lettuce & Pork Belly
This recipe is a delicious variation of the summery stamppot sla. We've served it with speklapjes, a Dutch cut of pork belly that is sold at most Dutch supermarkets and butchers, but you could just as easily choose sausages or meatballs instead.
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Long before kale was something you found in your green smoothie, it was already a much-used ingredient in the Dutch winter kitchen. Most emblematic of all is its use in traditional boerenkoolstamppot met rookworst.