Recipe: Dutch ‘Zomer Hotspot’
This Dutch staple is easy to make and a wonderful comfort food. There’s even a famous story behind it: after the siege of the Dutch city of Leiden, the dish was supposedly left behind in a copper pot by the fleeing Spanish army.
Dutch ‘Zomer Hotspot’
1 kg potatoes, peeled
50 g vegan margarine
3 spring onions, sliced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp curry powder, plus more for seasoning
Salt and pepper, to taste
- Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender.
- Heat the vegan margarine in a frying pan and fry the white parts of the spring onions. After 5 minutes, add the carrot, garlic and curry powder.
- Cover and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Add the green parts of the onion to the mixture.
- Drain the potatoes and mash into a coarse pureé. Add the carrot mixture and season with salt, pepper and additional curry powder.
Makes 4 large servings
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