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How Are Mashed Potatoes From Belgium Prepared?

for Thanksgiving

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What You Need:

2 pounds, Idaho potatoes 2 carrots 10 oz Brussels sprouts 1 1/2 leeks 6 slices bacon 2 tsp salt 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 c chicken broth 1 1/2 c heavy cream 4 tbsp butter

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What Is Stoemp?

Stoemp from Belgium is the epitome of the perfect comfort food. Mashed potatoes are mixed with cream and sauteed vegetables and eaten to experience the taste of a homey and comforting dish.

Prep the Potatoes


Peel and cube the potatoes. In a large pot, boil the potatoes. When tender, drain and mash.

Cook the Bacon


 In a separate pan, cook bacon.

Prep the Filling


Cut the leaves off of the leeks and work with the thick part at the bottom. Cut and prepare all vegetables. In a large pot, melt the butter and add the vegetables. Saute for about 5 minutes.

-Add stock, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. When vegetables are cooked, strain liquid out of vegetables and add the vegetables into the potatoes.  Also crumble and add the bacon. -Add reserved liquid back into the pan. Reheat to a low boil and cook the sauce, stirring continuously, until the sauce reduces and becomes thicker – Once sauce is ready, add into the potatoes and mix to combine again. Enjoy!

Personalizing Your Stoemp


The thing that makes this so delicious is the cream and vegetables… The nutmeg in the cream creates a really homey, nutty, comforting flavor. The vegetables add an element that cannot be beat.

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