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Boerenkoolstamppot

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Boerenkoolstamppot is a traditional dish in the Netherlands. It is curly kale mixed with potatoes, served with gravy, mustard, and rookworst sausage. This dish, boerenkool met rookworst, (which could be translated literally as farmers cabbage with smoked sausage), is made of mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage and it is usually eaten with smoked sausage. 'Boerenkool met worst' is one of the oldest and most popular Dutch dishes. Boerenkool was mentioned in cookbooks from the year 1661. Mashed potatoes were not used in this dish yet, although the sausage was already served with the cabbage in this dish. The dish became popular after a few bad corn-seasons when potatoes became popular as food. Boerenkool contains a lot of carbohydrates, which makes it a popular meal for cold winter days.


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References

Dutch Cuisine, en.wikipedia.org

Boerenkool (gerecht), nl.wikipedia.org

Boerenkool Stamppot (Kale Hash), www.food.com