Leiden – Hutspot – Leidsch Ontzet
In 1574 the college city of Leiden was occupied by the Spanish during the Eighty Year War. In the early morning hours of October 3rd 1574 part of the city wall collapses amid terrifying noise near “de Koepoort” (the cow entrance).
Now how to make Hutspot:
- 8 large potatoes
- 8 medium carrots
- 3-4 onions
- 1 beef bouillon cube
- smoked sausage – a good one is the “Polska Kielbasa from Hillshire Farm” very similar to the Hema sausage
- Wire potato masher – can get here
How to Prepare “Hutspot”.
Clean, peel and boil the potatoes
- Clean and peel the potatoes then boil them for 15-20 minutes, or until soft enough for mashing. It does not matter what kind of potatoes you use.
Clean, skin and slice the carrots
- Scrub and clean the carrots and cut them into slices
Wash and cut the onions
- Clean the onions; cut them into small pieces.
Cook the carrots and onions
- Put the carrots and onions in a pan, add water until covered; add a bouillon cube. Cook for about 20-30 minutes, until the vegetables are soft enough to get a smooth mashing.
Then Mash the Combination
- Pour water out of both pans and combine all ingredients them into one pan. Start mashing the mixture, but make sure you don’t mash until the potatoes are mush, they have to remain chunky. (If need be, you can mash the potatoes separately)
Time to Serve!
- Serve with a smoked sausage or a simple chunk of roast. Add salt/pepper to add flavor. Some mustard, whether Dijon or other with the smoked sausage adds to the rich flavor.
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