How to cook the real Dutch Boerenkool stamppot

Have you heard about or perhaps already tried the typical winter dish Boerenkool but you have no idea on how to cook it at home? ESN has the secret recipe to cook the old-Dutch Boerenkool that will get you through the cold winter months! The other good news? It’s not expensive at all!

What do you need to buy? (+/- 4 persons)

600 Gram of boerenkool (pre-cut package of kale)

1,5 Kilogram of yellow potatoes

1 Rookworst (smoked sausage; I can recommend the ones from HEMA or Unox)

+/- 300 Gram spekreepjes (bacon pieces)

100 Militre milk

50 Gram butter

Black pepper & salt

What special equipment do I need?

Potato masher or an electric mixer

One big pot and one smaller pan

Time to prepare:+/- 30 minutes

  1.    Peel all potatoes until all skin is off. Then cut them through halve and in parts. Boil a big pan of water in the meantime (big enough to boil the potatoes in). Put all the potato parts and boerenkool in the water, add some salt and let it boil for 20 minutes. Let it drip in a sieve afterwards.
  2.    Cook the bacon pieces in a separate pan in the meantime. Warm up the rookworst according to the instructions on the package.
  3.    Take the pan you have used before to boil the boerenkool and the potatoes and melt the butter. After the butter has melted, add the milk, the potatoes, the boerenkool and the bacon pieces and mash these together. Add the black pepper and salt according to own preference.
  4.    Put the warmed up rookworst on top of the dish. Congratulations, you are done! As we say in Holland: “Lekker eten!”

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