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.
“...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.
The Allrecipe site has a Netherlands Site!
What would the world do with out Dutch chocolate.
I’m hooked on zuurkoolstamppot met Spek :-)
I’ve eaten that before without knowing it was dutch.
You said the magic word, "bacon". I'd go for it.
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
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
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.
Dutch community Pella, IA., has several restaurants that serve “smashed beef.”
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.
Conservatism has sure changed recently.