This dish is called Stampot and it’s a traditional dutch dish that my mum use to make for us once or twice a month. It’s basically a tasty smoked dutch style sausage cooked over a kale potato mash. The great thing about this dish is that the smoked sausage is lightly seared, then cooked on top of the potatoes and kale. This way the sausage is infusing all its flavour into the mash. Once the mash is cooked you need to mash the spuds and serve it with canned pears, apparently this is not traditional but it was in our home.
It’s something that is really easy to make, so all those kids out there get busy and start cooking tonight.
Kale stampot with smoky sausage
Cooking time 30 minutes
- 1 Rookwurst sausage or smoky sausage
- 1 Tbspn olive oil
- ¼ leek, cleaned and chopped
- 4 potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 6 large kale leaves
- 1 stock cube
- 2 cups water
- salt and pepper
1 can pears in syrup
Heat oil in large casserole dish, cook sausage until just coloured. Add in all vegetables, stock cube and water. Place the sausage on top and bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, remove lid and continue to simmer for 10 minutes just evaporate the stock.
Remove sausage and slice. Mash potato mix together and season. Serve with the drained pears.