Dutch Boerenkool Stamppot is probably one of the oldest and most authentic Dutch dishes.
Literally translated it means farmers cabbage hodgepodge.
It is a Dutch dish of mashed potatoes with kale and served with a side of delicious sausage. The Dutch love to mash potatoes with all types of vegetables, like carrots (that would be called hutspot), and even sometimes, fruit.
This recipe is mashed with kale which is a healthy loved green.
This dish has a simplicity about it that makes it a wonderful comfort food.
This would be especially lovely on a cold winter night.
The sausage adds excellent flavor to the dish and I can easily be a one dish meal.
I can see why this dish has been loved for generations all throughout the Netherlands. Enjoy!
Dutch Boerenkool Stamppot (Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Sausage)
- 3 lbs potatoes
- 1 large white onion
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 lb curly kale
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch ground pepper
- 1 lb smoked sausage
- 1 ⁄2 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Peel and dice potatoes and onion.
- Clean, trim and slice kale.
- Add the potatoes, onion, kale, a bay leaf, a pinch of salt and just enough water to cover all in a .
- Cover and boil gently for about 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile steam or grill the smoked sausage until done then slice into bite size pieces.
- Remove the bay leaf, drain the vegetables, and mash them.
- Add milk and butter.
- Add in sliced smoked sausage.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.