A typical Belgian dish: stoemp. It is a dish of pureed or mashed potatoes and other root vegetables, and can also include cream, bacon, onion or shallot, herbs, and spices. You can vary it endlessly, with meat or fish, and matching vegetables. It is a simple dish, which is quick to prepare. The vegetables and potatoes can be prepared in a steam cooker. Always nice on a cold winter day.
The name of the dish sometimes includes the kind of vegetables inside it, for example “Wortelstoemp” includes carrots (wortel). This specific combination may also contain egg yolk.
Mashed potatoes with minced meat
- 1.5 kg potatoes
- 1 chopped onion
- 100 g bacon cubes
- 250 gr minced pork
- a dash of milk
- 1 bunch of spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 bunch of flat parsley
- butter, nutmeg, pepper and salt
Boil the potatoes. Fry the onion in a knob of butter. Add the bacon and brown it. Stir in the minced pork and fry until done.
In the meantime, mash the potatoes with butter and a dash of milk. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Finish with the fried meat and fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper.