If there is a fairly popular dish throughout the Netherlands, it is mashed potatoes with some type of vegetables. It is quite normal for Dutch families to get together on weekends to taste these purees. The stamppot is a Dutch recipe that has many variations and can be made with kale, carrots, or endive. This time I’m going to teach you how to make mashed potatoes with endive with which you will literally lick your fingers and with which to pleasantly surprise all your guests.
The success of this Dutch recipe is due to the wonderful combination of the creaminess of mashed potatoes and the crunch of the endive. The dish is usually served with a bit of bacon, with a meatball, or with smoked sausage for the finishing touch. If you can’t find escarole in your regular greengrocer, you can substitute a little spinach or arugula. Then I am going to list the ingredients that you will need to make this Dutch recipe and that you can take as a starter or as a side whenever you want.
How to make escarole mashed potatoes
As you will see right away, this Dutch recipe is a fairly simple dish to make that does not have any kind of difficulty and that anyone can do. The first thing you have to do is peel the potatoes and cut them into regular pieces. Add the potatoes to a saucepan filled with water and salt. Once the water begins to boil, you should cook them for about 20 minutes or so until you see that they are perfectly tender. Meanwhile, you can fry the bacon in a pan, and once ready you can cut it into strips.
Then drain the potatoes well and reserve a glass with the cooking water. Add the potatoes to a bowl and with the help of a fork begin to mash until you get a puree. Keep mashing until you get a creamy and smooth dough that will be the base of this dish. Then you can wash the endive and cut it into strips of about 2 cm more or less. Mix the endive with the mashed potatoes and add the bacon in strips and fried on top. Season with a little salt and add ground black pepper and nutmeg to taste.
Serve immediately and you can now taste this dish of mashed potatoes with escarole that will delight all your guests. A very simple and quick dish to make that you can take as a starter before the main course or use it as an accompaniment to a meat dish. What is clear is that with this Dutch recipe you will triumph before everyone since it is an authentic delight that you must try as soon as possible.