Monday, November 4, 2013

Boerenkool Stamppot (mashed potatoes with kale and smoked sausage)

the isn't so much a recipe as notes for next time, it came out delicious but we didn't measure anything LOL

the traditional method is to put cut-up potatoes and then kale in a large pot, and place rookworst (smoked sausage) on top.  then the whole pot is cooked at length all together.  We decided to keep the potatoes and kale separate since we weren't sure how it would go over with the kids (or grownups :)

the kale (a large bunch) was washed and finely shredded
1/2 lb of bacon was crisped in one pan while a chopped onion was browned in butter in a large skillet.  once the onion was nicely brown, I added the kale and crumbled bacon.
I covered the skillet and let it cook for a few minutes at medium heat, then turned it off for a while

we got small gold potatoes which we cooked whole with skins until soft but not mushy.  after they were done they were mashed with butter, milk, and mayonnaise, and seasoned with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

when the potatoes were done we turned the kale skillet back on, placing the smoke sausage on top and replacing the lid.  after a few minutes the sausage was heated (was pre-cooked) and the kale mixture ready.

to serve, take a scoop of mashed potatoes and add a scoop of kale mixture and stir together with pieces of sausage.  delicious!  (lekker :)

(this particular picture shows more bacon and onion than kale itself - this was all that was left for poor Jeff to eat ;)