Saturday, March 12, 2011

Recipe: Lettuce Mash Pot

Most of the times lettuce is used in salads but yesterday I tried lettuce mash pot for the first time :) Mash pot is something typical Dutch (stamppot) and we eat it mostly during the winter. However there are also some mash pots that are made during other seasons as well. Lettuce mash pot is one of those.

As promised, I added a picture as soon as we would eat this again, because I forgot to take a picture when I actually posted the recipe. Since I originally posted the recipe, we have made this several times and it is very tasteful, filling and low budget to make.

Lettuce Stamppot (for 2)
- 1 crop of butter lettuce
- 500gr potatoes
- 3 eggs
- some milk
- some butter
- some cheese
- pepper

Peel and cook the potatoes. Boil the eggs and cut the lettuce. Rinse and mash the potatoes with some milk and butter. I mostly use a mixer for this. Put the mashed potatoes back in the pan on low and add the lettuce and cheese. Peel and cut the eggs and add those as well with some pepper to taste. Warm the dish through until the lettuce has shrunk and the cheese has melted. Serve with some apple sauce.

As variations you can also replace the butter lettuce for turnip tops, endive or fresh spinach.

The recipe is part of the Whip Up Something New Challenge and Weekend Cooking.


  1. Oh this sounds good. I loved greens and I often forget that lettuce can be cooked as well as eaten fresh. In the early spring, my CSA box is all about lettuce, and that's when I'm going to try this recipe. I'll keep a look-out for the photo.

  2. I never heard of this dish but it sounds delicious, I love cabbage and potatoes, I think I'd love this!

  3. How interesting! I had never heard of this before, but it definitely sounds like something I would like. Thanks for posting this :)

  4. Wow - In all my years I've never heard of Mash Pot but it sounds so good. I have all the ingredients right now and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this dish with us.

  5. I've never heard of this, and never heard of cooking lettuce, but it sounds good!

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  6. Ummm....this sounds interesting and is one of those recipes that I can't tell if I would like it ahead of time or not. I know I would get weird looks from my family with the mixing of the eggs and potatoes. I think I may need to fix it and see! :) I like all those ingredients separately so why not together? Thanks for sharing!

  7. You used butter lettuce for the stamppot? For me, that's a first. But hey, why not? Sounds tasty!

  8. This sounds very different and very tasty -- what kind of cheese do you use? I think my family would love it.

  9. Mash pot is new to me. And I also forget that lettuce can be good cooked. This sounds yummy!

  10. Thanks for all the comments! :)

    @Col: I used Dutch cheese "Noord-Holland Belegen" but I am not sure how to translate that. Google isn't much help either. But it is cheese that has been 16 weeks on the shelf. I hope that helps a bit.

  11. Dank je wel, dit zal er vast wel ingaan...

  12. Hm! This is a brand new dish for me. I've never heard of this either, but it sounds good. I will have to give it a try.

  13. This reminds me of colcannon that I made last year, mash potatoes, onions and kale. I was surprised how much we enjoyed it.