Skip to comments.Stuff Dutch People Like: #19--Mashing Their Food--Stamppot
Posted on 11/17/2012 7:18:11 AM PST by Pharmboy
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For anyone reading this, it shouldnt 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.
Isnt it odd that a nation of traveling, colonizing, patriotic, emigrating folk never managed to sow their own culinary seeds? Cmon, 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
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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.
My wife makes ablesivers her late step dad was dutch love those things
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 :)
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.
I like to press my sandwiches down hard. And my mother was from Utrecht. Another mystery solved.
I can’t remember hearing anyone say “Let’s go out for some British food” either. 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 :-)
I should have clarified in my #7. It was a Scottish Restaurant called, “The Scotland Yard.”
“...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.
Going to Amsterdam next year, I’ve got to try that.
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
I stand corrected. Any country (empire, whatever) that can lay claim to single malt scotch deserves a lifetime pass on food!
The Allrecipe site has a Netherlands Site!
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.
What would the world do with out Dutch chocolate.
I’m hooked on zuurkoolstamppot met Spek :-)
I know many in the San Fran area would eagerly gobble up some of this...
Frites met mayonnaise and raw herring met onions that’s all
I’ve eaten that before without knowing it was dutch.
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