Belgian carrot stoemp a dish for autumn and winter
Have you tried Belgian mashed potatoes? Also known as Stoemp, it is one of the typical dishes of Belgium, especially in Brussels. It consists of a mashed potato with ground vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts. A rustic dish that cannot be missing from any table. It is important to note that it is not a main dish, however it can be accompanied with other main ingredients, such as sausages or stewed meat.
You will need:
1 kgr. potatoes
- 3 large carrots
- 1 leek
- 50 gr. Butter
- ground white pepper
Peel and wash the vegetables well. We take advantage of the white part of the leek, the rest you can use for other stews. Coarsely chop the potato, carrots and leek. Place the vegetables in a pot and cover with just the right amount of water, so that it covers. Add a little salt and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until very smooth.
Drain the vegetables, reserving the cooking water separately. Blend in a bowl with a fork or a mixer, adding the butter and adding salt. Add a pinch of white pepper and nutmeg. Stir well until you get a thick puree, with some texture.
If it is too consistent you can add a little of the cooking water. Serve the stoemp with meat or stews.