Stoemp is a dish in the cuisine of Belgium and the Netherlands. It consists of pureed or mashed potatoes, other root vegetables (such as onions, carrots, leeks, spinach, green peas and cabbage, seasoned with thyme and laurel) and can also include cream, bacon, herbs and spices. The name of the dish sometimes includes the kind of vegetables inside it, for example wortelstoemp (wortel= carrot). Stoemp is traditionally featured alongside fried boudin, grilled bacon, fried mince or fried eggs. In some families, it is served with an entrecôte or a horse tenderloin. The stoemp is a popular dish, rural, simple and enjoys wide appeal.
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