Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Typical Dutch: Mashpot "Gezond"

Stamppot gezond would translate as healthy mashpot. But I didn't translate the dish because in this case Gezond stands for a typical combination of bread toppings. In lunchrooms you can order a Broodje Gezond, which is a bun with normally ham and cheese, egg, tomato, lettuce and cucumber. There are some varieties on the toppings but this is basic. When I borrowed Het Grote Stamppot Boek in the library, I found this mashpot made of that classic sandwich, and I had to try it. It is a very fresh Mashpot but still comforting. It doesn't have all the elements in there, but the combination is great!

Mashpot "Gezond" (serves 2)
- 300 gr potatoes
- half a head of butter lettuce
- 1 tomato
- 1 sweet apple
- 2 eggs
- some fresh parsley
- half a cucumber
- some milk
- cube of butter
- creme fraiche for serving
- salt and pepper

Boil the eggs. Peel and cut the potatoes and boil them as well (15-20 minutes). Cut the apples and place them in the pan with the potatoes for about the last 5 minutes so they soften a bit. Cube cucumber and tomato. Wash and cut the lettuce. Make sure you drain the moist well. Also chop the parsley and quarter the eggs. Drain the potatoes and mash them with some milk and butter. Mix in all the vegetables and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve the mashpot with some creme fraiche and the egg on top.

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