Lola’s Kitchen: Mashed Potatoes with Carrots and Onion Recipe

September 8, 2017 Lola's Kitchen 18

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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)

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Ingredients

  • 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.

Method

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. When the casserole is almost done baking, bake your sausages for a few minutes.
  7. When done remove from the oven and cut into pieces and enjoy!

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What’s your favorite dish involving mashed potatoes? Would you give this dish a try?

18 Responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Mashed Potatoes with Carrots and Onion Recipe”

  1. Lorna

    The only other way I like mashed potatoes is leftovers made into a kind of pancake and fried. Oh, and garlic mashed potatoes are good too. Your dish looks pretty tasty!

    • Lola

      Oh that does sound really good! I never had potatoes like that. Now I want to give that a try the next time I have some leftover mashed potatoes. Do you add anything to it before you bake it?

      • Lorna

        Well it’s already got butter and milk in it from being mashed potatoes. I am sure you could add other things if you wanted to. Put it in some cooking oil and fry, not bake. Not really thin pancakes, and just until it gets light brown on both sides. I bet onions would be good added, but probably wouldn’t get cooked so they would be almost raw. Unless you cooked them a bit before you added them. Not sure as I have never done it that way. Let me know how it goes if you ever do make them! Good luck!
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    • Lola

      If you don’t like mashed potatoes this probably won’t be for you indeed. I really like the flavor combination with carrots and onion and the crumbs on top really add something too 🙂

  2. Fran @ Mind Reader 2.0

    Oh, talk about cooking and I’m right there! I feel like this is a dish that allows variations… I don’t like onions, perhaps I can use courgettes (or even broccoli) instead? Looks like a very yummy dish, and I agree that it’s the perfect side for a meaty main course.
    Definitely I will try this one! Thanks for sharing this. 🙂
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    • Lola

      I am pretty sure you can swap out the veggies for another one you do like :). Broccoli would probably work, as long as you only cook it for 10 minutes or so before doing in the oven. We usually eat this as main course :). Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try!

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