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Stuff Dutch People Like: #19--Mashing Their Food--Stamppot
Stuff Dutch People Like ^ | January 2012 | Anon

Posted on 11/17/2012 7:18:11 AM PST by Pharmboy

"Mommy, what's that???"

For anyone reading this, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Dutch food has yet to sweep the globe. Although pockets of the Dutch can be found scattering the world, delectable Dutch cuisine never seemed to have caught on. “Fancy I pick up some Dutch food on the way home from work?” or “Wow, you have got to try this new Dutch restaurant in SoHo!” are phrases you will never hear uttered.

Isn’t it odd that a nation of traveling, colonizing, patriotic, emigrating folk never managed to sow their own culinary seeds? C’mon, who are we kidding?? Even those emigrated Dutch settlers were thrilled to have found tastier grub! Sure, New York was more than happy to take the Dutch names of Brooklyn (Breukelen), Harlem (Haarlem), Coney Island (from Konijneneiland) and Staten Island — but when it came to Dutch cuisine, they left it at the door (apart from the cheese)!

Dutch people have 3 very specific ways of preparing food/vegetables. Dutch people like to either:

a) mash the hell out of something,

b) boil the shit out of something, or

c) deep-fry the life out of something

(Excerpt) Read more at stuffdutchpeoplelike.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Humor
KEYWORDS: dutch; holland; potatoes; sauerkraut
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When I was in Amsterdam about 7 years ago on business, my colleague and I set out looking for authentic Dutch food. We were directed to a restaurant, and when I asked the waitress for the most Dutch of the Dutch food, she brought me a "Stamppot." It was great...bacon, sausage and mashed potatoes, with sauerkraut mashed in.

I found out that parts of northern Germany also have this as their traditional family dish. Now...whenever I make mashed potatoes, I add the kraut.

I thought some of you Freepers might enjoy this dish and the funny site that the post is derived from.

1 posted on 11/17/2012 7:18:22 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: Pharmboy

My wife makes ablesivers her late step dad was dutch love those things


2 posted on 11/17/2012 7:25:11 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Pharmboy

OK, I love mashed potatos and I love sauerkraut, so I gotta try this. Only trouble is....I don’t actually know how to make mashed potatos. I’ve always just asked the waitress to do it for me :)


3 posted on 11/17/2012 7:29:11 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Pharmboy
Now...whenever I make mashed potatoes, I add the kraut.

The Irish mix kale sauteed in bacon in their mashed potatoes. Delicious. I have a recipe somewhere from a lady who transferred here from Belfast with her husband on business.

4 posted on 11/17/2012 7:29:37 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Pharmboy

I like to press my sandwiches down hard. And my mother was from Utrecht. Another mystery solved.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 7:31:30 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: Pharmboy

I can’t remember hearing anyone say “Let’s go out for some British food” either. Not even the Scots, whose alternative is haggis.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 7:32:46 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob
"Not even the Scots, whose alternative is haggis."

There used to be a restaurant on King St. in Old Town Alexandria, VA. When that place closed it was like losing an old friend. They had some of the most magnificent game dishes: venison, quail, rabbit, salmon, etc. Instead of a wine list, they had a scotch list of some of the most exquisite single malts.

In fact, I'm about to head out to the store to get the fixings for a dish of theirs I "reverse engineered" and serve every Thanksgiving :-)

7 posted on 11/17/2012 7:37:37 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bigbob

I should have clarified in my #7. It was a Scottish Restaurant called, “The Scotland Yard.”


8 posted on 11/17/2012 7:39:28 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Pharmboy

“...whenever I make mashed potatoes, I add the kraut ...”

I discovered colcannon several years ago - it’s the Irish dish that adds the boiled cabbage to to the mashed potatoes. It’s amazing how good it is - one would never have guessed it unless one tried it.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 7:41:24 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Pharmboy

Going to Amsterdam next year, I’ve got to try that.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 7:42:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: bigbob
I can’t remember hearing anyone say “Let’s go out for some British food” either.

Hell

Where the food is British
The Police are German
The cars are French
The lovers are Swiss
And the whole thing is run by Italians

11 posted on 11/17/2012 7:43:42 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Joe 6-pack

I stand corrected. Any country (empire, whatever) that can lay claim to single malt scotch deserves a lifetime pass on food!


12 posted on 11/17/2012 7:43:42 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Pharmboy

The Allrecipe site has a Netherlands Site!

http://allrecipes.nl/recepten/label-142/stamppot-recepten.aspx


13 posted on 11/17/2012 7:46:18 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: bigbob
"British food"

I've been to Britain several times to visit my wife's family members and relatives. I'd say a Brit restaurant might meet with success in the U.S. There's been two Brit restaurants that have opened (and failed) in my area. Unfortunately, both were located in small towns far from the main population center.

But dishes of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, shepherds pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips, Cornish pasties, bubble and squeak (just kidding), might go over very well with a lot of Americans. It's almost impossible to beat the Brits for fish and chips. Just over there last May-June, and ate f & cs numerous times. Their standard f & c dinner is superior to around my area, western Wisconsin, and we're known for Friday fish fries in these parts.

14 posted on 11/17/2012 7:52:11 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Pharmboy

What would the world do with out Dutch chocolate.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 7:55:29 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Pharmboy

I’m hooked on zuurkoolstamppot met Spek :-)


16 posted on 11/17/2012 7:56:46 AM PST by varon (11-06-2012 dob United Socialist Ghettos of America (USGA))
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To: driftless2
"...dishes of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, shepherds pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips, Cornish pasties..."

I know many in the San Fran area would eagerly gobble up some of this...


17 posted on 11/17/2012 8:00:49 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoeDetweiler

             

18 posted on 11/17/2012 8:02:12 AM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: varon

Frites met mayonnaise and raw herring met onions that’s all
you need!


19 posted on 11/17/2012 8:05:23 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Pharmboy

I’ve eaten that before without knowing it was dutch.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 8:06:44 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: bigbob
You made my son come running in and say "I haven't heard that laugh in a while"...

(I think he was concerned that it might be time to send the old man to the State Home for the Bewildered)...

21 posted on 11/17/2012 8:14:29 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Pharmboy
It was great...bacon, sausage and mashed potatoes, with sauerkraut mashed in.

You said the magic word, "bacon". I'd go for it.

22 posted on 11/17/2012 8:18:23 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Pharmboy

No. 1: Bicycles
No. 2: Gezellig(heid)
No. 3: Hagelslag
No. 4: Directness
No. 6: Three kisses
No. 7: Orange
No. 8: Not owning curtains
No. 10: Birthday congratulations
No. 11: Discussing the weather
No. 12: Lekker
No.13: Scheduling agenda appointments
No. 14: Red & yellow pants
No.16: Zwarte Piet
No. 17: Patriotic songs
No. 18: Bring your own cake
No. 19: Mashing their food (stamppot)
No. 20: Skating (on natural ice)
No. 21: Herring
No. 22: Hair gel
No. 23: Jokes about Germans
No. 24: Dairy
No.25: Going camping
No. 26: Windmills
No. 27: Picking their noses
No. 28: Friet & mayo (french fries)
No. 29: Licorice
No. 31 Keeping it real
No. 32: Names that sound ridiculous in English
No. 33: The Queen
No. 34: Dat kan niet
No. 35: Impossibly steep stairs
No. 36. Sinterklaas
No. 37: The Birthday Calendar
No. 38: Not working
No.39 : Cows that say “boo”
No. 40: Sinks with only cold water
No. 41: Being Tall
No. 42: Swearing with diseases
No. 43: Speaking in expressions
No 45: Ikea
No. 47: Normalcy: doe normaal
No. 50: Delaying marriage


23 posted on 11/17/2012 8:30:38 AM PST by cornelis
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To: JoeDetweiler

“I don’t actually know how to make mashed potatoes”.

Are you serious or joking?! If you are serious, I would be glad to instruct you... believe me, it is super easy.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 8:34:15 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Pharmboy

Some things to add:

To 10: Sitting in a circle with kitchen chairs in the living room eating birthday cake.

To 34: Dat mag niet.

To 35: No basements.

Missing: cigars, cheese, coffee, beer, and singing


25 posted on 11/17/2012 8:38:36 AM PST by cornelis
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Years ago as an undergrad, I did the typical student tour of Europe with only a Eurailpass and a bit of money. At the end of it all, I found myself in Amsterdam with almost no money, trying to make my way to England and the States.

I’m in the rail station restaurant and order the only thing I could afford, a bowl of split pea soup. I didn’t even like split pea soup, but when you’re hungry and broke...

Anyway, they brought in this big plate/bowl thing with soup, potatoes, and sausage with bread on the side. I ate like a queen. It was wonderful.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 8:43:58 AM PST by radiohead (Taxmaggeddon - are you ready?)
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To: Pharmboy
mashed with kraut is how my Grandmother made them for dinner... and then make patties and fry them in bacon grease for supper
27 posted on 11/17/2012 8:55:22 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Pharmboy

Dutch community Pella, IA., has several restaurants that serve “smashed beef.”


28 posted on 11/17/2012 9:08:15 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Pharmboy
It's a cultural thing, lol? Whenever I've seen people mashing their food I've always assumed dentures or bad dental work. I've seen people in the northeast mashing their peas into their fork, mouthful by mouthful.

We don't have many Dutch descended people down here. Well, Pennsylvania Dutch came down way back, but that's a corruption of Deutsch.

That said, I discovered that mashed turnips with a little horseradish, treated like mashed potatoes otherwise (butter) are quite good, to my astonishment. We've always eaten the greens but throw the turnips themselves to the hogs, lol.

29 posted on 11/17/2012 9:25:16 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Joe 6-pack

If I remember correctly, this restaurant occupied a corner on King St. a few blocks up from restaurant row nearer to the Masonic Temple spire.

We used to celebrate Robert Burns’s birthday there every year back in the 80’s. Really nice place. Lots of atmosphere, but loud as hell on a weekend night. Wasn’t it called “Scotland Yard?” Memory fails me after all these years. Never got up the nerve (or was drunk enough) to try haggis. Bought a real nice white, hand-woven, wool fisherman’s sweater there once. IIRC, it had a “really” nice price tag on it as well.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 10:44:40 AM PST by CTOCS (I live in my own little world. But, it's okay. They know me there....)
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To: Joe 6-pack

You’re right! Scotland Yard was great. So many things have changed. Can we rewind the tape?


31 posted on 11/17/2012 10:48:52 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: cornelis

Everything on your list is great except #4. The Dutch idea of “directness” consists of coming into your house as a guest and telling you frankly that your wife is ugly, your taste in decorating is awful, and the food you offer is terrible. But it’s okay and we aren’t allowed to be offended.

Favorite Dutch directness story: going to the house of a Dutch couple and knocking at the front door at the appointed time. Husband opens the second story window and calls down into the street, “Hi, we’re having sex now, can you come back in a little while?” Oh, okay.

I love the Dutch people and their beautiful nation. I love everything there! Except Anky van Grunsven. Anky I despise. But all else is wonderful.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 10:58:51 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Not a PING


33 posted on 11/17/2012 11:32:34 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Pharmboy
b) boil the shit out of something, or

Conservatism has sure changed recently.

34 posted on 11/17/2012 12:18:41 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: Pharmboy
Just as long as the Mashed potatoes doesn't have POT mixed in it!! :-)

Stamppot?

35 posted on 11/17/2012 12:49:40 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: dfwgator
We ate at Greetje; but here's a site with the top ten. One place offers Stamppots to go...nice.
36 posted on 11/17/2012 2:27:35 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: libertarian27

Great page...and a good translation is only a click away...thanks!


37 posted on 11/17/2012 2:30:30 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: varon
Indeed...the zuurkoolstamppot is what we had (for other readers of this, that is the one with the sauerkraut).
38 posted on 11/17/2012 2:32:25 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: radiohead

The perfect situation to have Stamppot for the first time.


39 posted on 11/17/2012 2:35:58 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: CTOCS; ottbmare
Yep...The Scotland Yard. Back in my college days, I'd frequently drive down to DC to spend a Saturday at the Smithsonian. Bacause I had some retired military relatives in Alexandria, I'd park at Huntington Station and take the metro into DC. On my way back in the evenings, I'd get off at King St. I tried a number of the King St. restaurants, but after a few, settled on the Scotland Yard as "mine".

Typically, I'd have the steamed asparagus, spiral wrapped in smoked salmon and drizzled with hollondaise. For the entree, I'd go for the Royal Stuart Quail with the blackberry bramble mist for dessert :-)

40 posted on 11/17/2012 2:36:47 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Chode

Was grandmama’s people Dutch or from northern Germany? Or from ??


41 posted on 11/17/2012 2:38:19 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: ansel12

I apologize for letting that slip...I would have edited that out, but missed it.


42 posted on 11/17/2012 2:41:28 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Pharmboy

Hagelslag!

http://stuffdutchpeoplelike.com/2011/03/06/hagelslag/


43 posted on 11/17/2012 2:44:50 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Pharmboy

I know what you mean, I think we need to start reminding each other.


44 posted on 11/17/2012 2:48:00 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: Pharmboy
German... oh how i loved those fried patties and her potato pancakes were to die for
45 posted on 11/17/2012 4:49:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Pharmboy

One of my co-workers with a German background recommended trying something like stamppot, with the kraut in the potatoes accompanying pork.

As for deep-frying the life out of food, I thought THAT was purely Midwestern. Maybe we are more Dutch than we realize, way back.


46 posted on 11/17/2012 5:51:47 PM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Joe 6-pack

They might like toad in the hole as well.


47 posted on 11/17/2012 8:35:07 PM PST by driftless2
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To: bigbob
I stand corrected. Any country (empire, whatever) that can lay claim to single malt scotch deserves a lifetime pass on food!

If the contents of the bottle is single malt from the land of the Scots, is it labeled "Scotch whiskey" or is it just Scots whisky? Or is Scotch just tail-end leavings blended for the Engs?

(laughingly)

48 posted on 11/18/2012 2:49:18 AM PST by imardmd1
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To: Pharmboy
I thought some of you Freepers might enjoy this dish and the funny site that the post is derived from.

Great post! I read a lot of the comments on the source site, (about 50%), and decided I must have some Hollander in me (I know there's a lot of Deutsch) because here is what I invented for myself years ago, not knowing of Dutch/Deutsch stuff before:

20-minute hot potato salad for a bachelor

Ingredients:

Potato flakes
water
butter
salt
milk
bag of shredded country lettuce salad
sweet onion
(olive) oil vinegar
honey

Directions:

(1) Make "mashed" potatos with 1 to 1 1/2 cups of flakes, according to instructions on the flakes box.
(2) Throw a couple handfuls of crisp bag salad onto potatoes.
(3) Cut off some diced chips from the onion into the pot also.
(4) Pour on about 2 tablespoons each of oil, vinegar, and honey from the bottles.
(5) Stir everything together.
(6) Eat soon before lettuce, etc. stop being crispy in the hot potatoes.
(6) Say "Mmmmmmm!"

Is that sort of like "stamppot" or what?

(Crumbled crispy bacon shreds in the above is nice, but extra.) (Saves time on boiling potatoes, and eat quick; from the pot when alone. Washup is quick, too - just the measuring cup, the pot, the knife, & the fork. Also, I found out if you want them, that steaming cut-up peeled potatoes takes no longer than boiling, and they mash OK and taste better than boiled.)

49 posted on 11/18/2012 3:56:24 AM PST by imardmd1 (Potatoes, tomatoes, string bean soup! Dutch food likes me! Boop-boop-dee-doop!)
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To: driftless2
Their standard f & c dinner is superior to around my area, western Wisconsin, and we're known for Friday fish fries in these parts.

Probably not better than Lake Erie wall-eye around Cleveland, betcha!

50 posted on 11/18/2012 4:01:30 AM PST by imardmd1 (Potatoes, tomatoes, string bean soup! Dutch food likes me! Boop-boop-dee-doop!)
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