Wednesday, March 3, 2021

In Purrsuit of Flavors ~ One Pot Dinner ~ Boerenkool Stamppot Met Rookworst



Thanks google for this yummy picture!

Boerenkool is a traditional Dutch recipe, basically, mashed potatoes and kale.
Rookworst is smoked sausage.
Literally translated it means farmers cabbage hash.
It is a stick to your ribs dinner, and it IS delicious!! My Mother made this often. The 'cheat method' uses canned kale, but it looses some of the fresh appeal that way...

Three pounds of potatoes, Yukon gold is a good choice.
I large cooking onion, chopped.
I bay leaf (I don’t know if my mother used that or not, I think she did NOT…)
One pound Curly Kale, though any kind is good, just not too ‘mature’.
1 tsp sea salt
1 pinch pepper
One pound smoked sausage (can sub in kielbasa or any ‘rope’ sausage you like).
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbs butter
Gravy, optional. (Use your own fave recipe...)
Dutch 'Mostert', also optional.

* Peel and dice potatoes and onion.

* Clean, trim and slice kale.

* Add the potatoes, onion, kale, a bay leaf, a pinch of salt and just enough water to cover all in a very large pot.
* A variation, but a bit more work, would be to sauté the onions separately and add them back in when you are mashing the potatoes and the kale together.

* Cover and boil gently for about 25 minutes.

* Meanwhile steam or grill the smoked sausage until done then slice into bite size pieces.

* Remove the bay leaf, drain the vegetables, and mash them.
 (I don't throw away that water, its full of vitamins!)
* Add milk and butter and mix well.

* Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

* Place sliced sausage on top, or mix in as desired…or leave it just cut into serving sized chunks. Four would be good.

* Serve, and pour gravy (That's the sauce part...LOL!), over all, if you wish. You might enjoy some Dutch mustard alongside, too.

This is not a diet food, but it is very yummy and hits the spot on a cold day. Enjoy!! 

We are with Da Phenny and Da Nelly...and also Tyebe and Shoko


  1. Gee, mum never thought about mixing kale with potato.
    Purrs, Julie

  2. that is a super food after working da whole day and oh man we love the names of the ingredients... it makes it so super extra special!!!

  3. The potato part is similar to the Bubble and Squeak I make on Mondays. Boil and mash potatoes then mix in all the veg left over from the Sunday roast. Traditionally it is fried, but I often do it in the oven. No sausages though.

    1. This is your Bubble and Squeak? I do Bubble and Squeak but just with brussel sprouts. Every Monday, you say? It must be good or you wouldn't continue to have it. This is something I should try. Really, awaken hubby's taste buds. hehe

    2. OK, Now I have to research That! To learn something all new to me!

  4. LEKKER, LEKKER!!! Even Eddie likes this comfort food when he gets to lick the plate!

    1. Ja, Heh??! Heerlijk!
      I wish we still were eating this way, sometimes. The mashed cauliflower sub for mashed potatoes just doesn't seem good, in my mind...

  5. I didn't realize their was canned kale. I also never thought of having kale and mashed potatoes. How colourful! Must try. I would start off with the potatoes and introduce the sausage another night. Sounds like a fun dish.


    1. Available in Dutch stores...I never see it here, though I think it would be easy to find in other cities where the Dutch population is more prevalent.

  6. Oh Yum! My son will so love this! Sausage, potatoes, kale and no tomatoes! This one will be made this weekend! Thanks Ingrid!

  7. We just happen to have everything on hand except the sausage and now we know what we're having for dinner! This sounds tasty!
    xoxoxo, Bibi & Meep

  8. OMG my mouth is totally watering looking at that sausage! I LOVE sausage but my husband won't eat it because it's pork. I LOVE it though!!

    1. You could try a turkey sausage, (Butterball makes them I think), or maybe there are beef ones??

  9. That sounds very yummy! Like something Oma would make.