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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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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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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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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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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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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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“...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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