Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.
Today I am going to share the recipe for Hot Lightning with you. The term might sound a bit weird, it’s the direct translation if the dutch recipe called “Hete Bliksem”. Basically it’s mashed potatoes with warm apples and it’s so yummy! I think it’s called Hot Lightning because of how you can burn your mouth on the hot apples. This recipe is based on the “Hete Bliksem” recipe from Albert Heijn.
- Potatoes – 1 kg / 6-7 medium potatoes
- Apples – 4-6
- Milk – 100 ml/ 0.4 cups
- Butter (optional)
- Cheese (optional)
- Scallion (optional) – 3
- Olive Oil
This recipe feeds about 4 people. I usually forget to buy spring onion and cheese, but it tastes great without those ingredients as well. You can throw some salt and peper through it if you want. I do like to add some butter and milk to my mashed potatoes, but I’ve seen mashed potatoes recipes with only milk or only butter as well, so just make the mashed potatoes however you want.
- Pre-heat the oven on 200°C/ 400 degrees fahrenheit.
- Slice and dice the potatoes and cook them for 15 till 20 minutes.
- Slice and dice the appel, you don’t have to peel them, but if you prefer them peeled that works too. Place the apple pieces on a cookie sheet with greaseproof paper. Add some salt and peper (optional). Bake for 15 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes, then heat the milk and add it to the potatoes. Add the butter (optional). Mash them until almost no pieces remain and you have a creamy puree. Add salt and peper to taste and add the cheese and scallion (optional).
- Get the apples from the oven and carefully stir them through the mashed potatoes
- Your Hot Lightning is now ready to be eaten! Enjoy!
Sliced and diced potatoes
Boiling potatoes and the cooking time
Apples on cookie sheet, before going in the oven
Apples close up
Ready for eating
- Add cinnamon. Throw some cinnamon and sucker on top of the apple to give them a bit more taste.
- Add vegetables. Now I personally don’t think it’s necessary to add any vegetables, but I think it might be worth a try. Cook the vegetables together with the potatoes and mash. You also add some corn and/or green peas to the mashed potatoes after mashing them.
- Autumn Hot Lightning. Add a pumpkin, slice and dice it and heat it in the oven with the appels.