Muffins recipes

National dish of Netherlands

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  • 6 large mealy potatoes, like Idaho or russet potatoes
  • 1 large celeriac
  • 1 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • Salt
Stamppot is national food (dish) of Netherlands


Peel the potatoes. Peel the celeriac, using a knife to cut the thick skin away until you are left with only creamy white flesh. Cut the potatoes and celeriac into similarly sized pieces for even cooking. In a large soup pot, boil the potatoes and celeriac for 20 minutes in salted water. Drain, shake and dry with kitchen towels before mashing with a potato masher or ricer. Working quickly, add the butter and mustard. Season to taste. Stir through the celery leaves just before dishing up. Serve Celeriac Mash as a side dish or top with slices of smoked pork sausage and gravy as a main meal.


Stamppot is a traditional Dutch dish made from a combination of potatoes mashed with one or several other vegetables, sometimes also with bacon. These vegetable pairings traditionally include sauerkraut, endive, kale, spinach, turnip greens, or carrot and onion (the combination of the latter two is known as hutspot in the Netherlands and as wortelstoemp in Belgium). It is usually served with sausage (in the Netherlands often smoked, in Belgium rather fried) or stewed meat. Stamppot can be purchased premade from shops and supermarkets. It can also be ordered in cafe style restaurants, but the combination of more strict recent regulations about allowed foods in taverns versus restaurants (and since July 2011 about smoking), tend to halt the custom of offering simple dishes in many Belgian pubs.

The origin of stamppot is unknown but it is a widely known Dutch dish and can be a cheap, hearty and filling meal.

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