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In the Netherlands during Winter we often eat a thing called “Stamppot”, it’s basically a name for dishes that use mashed potatoes as the basis and they often have some veggies added to them, like kale, sauerkraut or in this case carrot and onions. I have shared some other stamppot dishes on my blog so far.
This dish is a bit of a variation on the dish we call “Peen en Uien” which literally translated is carrots and onion. This dish makes a bit of a casserole from it, with what we call “Parneermeel” on top, I think breadcrumbs is the closest you get in other countries for it. I really like this dish, the mashed potatoes with veggies tastes really good and the parneermeel on top really adds something.
This recipe is based on Allerhande’s Aardappel en peen Recipe (dutch recipe)
- Potatoes – 1 kg/ 6-8
- Carrots – 600 gram/ 8-10
- Onions – 2
- Bouillon Cube – 1
- Sausage of any kind – to taste
- Olive Oil
- Butter – to taste
- Milk – to taste
- “Parneermeel”/ Breadcrumbs with spices – 2 tablespoons
- “Parneermeel”/ Breadcrumbs without spices – 2 tablespoons
This dish feeds about 6 people. I like to serve it with sausages. I use something we call “Rookworst” or smoked sausage literally translated and the vegetarian version of that or vegetarian Bradwurst. But any type of sausage will work as you likely won’t have these types of sausages outside or the Netherlands/ Europe. Here we use parneermeel for this dish, but I think the closest you can get is breadcrumbs. If you can find some with spices that works great, else you can add some spices yourself or add one more bouillon cube instead to get some extra taste that way.
- First peel and cut the potatoes put them in a large pan. Then peel and cut the carrots in small pieces and add to the pan as well. Add water and boil for at least 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In the meantime slice and dice the onions. When the potatoes and carrots have to boil for about 8 minutes left, heat some oil in a pan or wok and bake the onions. For this dish I like to bake them until caramelized. You can also cook the onions alongside with the potatoes and carrots, but I think this adds more flavor to the dish. Once the onions are caramelized, remove from the heat.
- Roughly mash the potatoes and the carrots. Add a a bouillon cube dissolved in half a cup of water, some milk and some butter. Mash well and then add the onions and mash for a while longer.
- Coat a large oven proof plate/ bowl with a bit of olive oil, then scoop the mashed potatoes mixture inside. On top of that add the combined “Parneermeel”/ Breadcrumbs with and without spices. Then put it in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
- When the casserole is almost done baking, bake your sausages for a few minutes.
- When done remove from the oven and cut into pieces and enjoy!