SudderLapjes (Braised Beef)

May 6, 2018 by


 
A typically Dutch Dish. Braised beef goes by two names, Sudderlapjes (braised beef) or Draadjes Vlees (thread meat). A delicious old-fashioned stew on the table. This is the real braised beef like my mother used to make. The only difference is, I put it in the slowcooker, she used to cook it on top of the stove.
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • Chuck roast
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch to thicken the jus
 
Instructions
  1. Season the meat with pepper and salt. Put the butter in the skillet and let it become slightly brown. Add the meat and brown on both sides.
  2. Take the meat out of the skillet and put in the slow cooker. Add the jus to the slow cooker, add enough water so it won't dry out. Add the cut up onion and tomato, the bay leaves and cloves in the slow cooker. Simmer on low for 6 hours.
  3. Take the meat out of the slow cooker and add the diluted cornstarch that will make the jus thicker. If you save the jus in the refrigerator you will get a layer of grease on top of the jus. You can remove that. Not only is the braised beef delicious so is the jus.
     
SudderLapjes (Braised Beef)
 
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A typically Dutch Dish. Braised beef goes by two names, Sudderlapjes (braised beef) or Draadjes Vlees (thread meat). A delicious old-fashioned stew on the table. This is the real braised beef like my mother used to make. The only difference is, I put it in the slowcooker, she used to cook it on top of the stove.
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • Chuck roast
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch to thicken the jus
Instructions
  1. Season the meat with pepper and salt. Put the butter in the skillet and let it become slightly brown. Add the meat and brown on both sides.
  2. Take the meat out of the skillet and put in the slow cooker. Add the jus to the slow cooker, add enough water so it won't dry out. Add the cut up onion and tomato, the bay leaves and cloves in the slow cooker. Simmer on low for 6 hours.
  3. Take the meat out of the slow cooker and add the diluted cornstarch that will make the jus thicker. If you save the jus in the refrigerator you will get a layer of grease on top of the jus. You can remove that. Not only is the braised beef delicious so is the jus.

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Homemade Dutch Mayonnaise/Fritessaus

Apr 15, 2018 by

 
 
In Holland we like to add fritessaus to our french fries. Fritessaus is a sort of mayonnaise. It is similar to mayonnaise, but with at most 25% fat, it is leaner and usually sweeter than mayonnaise. Mayonnaise in the Netherlands is required by the Warenwet (Wares law) of 1998 to contain at least 70% fat and at least 5% egg yolk before it may be called mayonnaise. My favorite fritessaus is from Gouda’s Glory. Since I can not buy it here this is my attempt of Dutch Mayo/fritessaus.
Cuisine: Dutch
 
Ingredients
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of sunflower oil
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • pinch of mustard
  • optional green chives
For the fritessaus
  • water
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
 
Instructions
  1. I’m using my stick blender to make the mayo, you can use the food processor if you like. Add the sunflower oil, lemon juice, mustard and salt to the egg yolk.
  2. Slowly pull the stick blender up, and voila you made yourself some home made mayo. Optional is to add ea. chives, garlic etc.
  3. If you want a lighter sauce like fritessaus, you can slowly stir in water. It may then de-mix when left standing, that’s why factories add more emulsifiers or even thickening agents like starch (zetmeel). and add sugar to your taste.
  4. Homemade mayonnaise should be stored in the refrigerator and should be consumed within just a few days. Since it does contain raw eggs it is not advised for the very old or very young, pregnant or otherwise immunologic-ally challenged.  You can also use pasteurized eggs to reduce risk of salmonella poisoning.

Homemade Dutch Mayonnaise/Fritessaus
 
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In Holland we like to add fritessaus to our french fries. Fritessaus is a sort of mayonnaise. It is similar to mayonnaise, but with at most 25% fat, it is leaner and usually sweeter than mayonnaise. Mayonnaise in the Netherlands is required by the Warenwet (Wares law) of 1998 to contain at least 70% fat and at least 5% egg yolk before it may be called mayonnaise. My favorite fritessaus is from Gouda's Glory. Since I can not buy it here this is my attempt of Dutch Mayo/fritessaus.
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of sunflower oil
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • pinch of mustard
  • optional green chives
For the fritessaus
  • water
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
Instructions
  1. I'm using my stick blender to make the mayo, you can use the food processor if you like. Add the sunflower oil, lemon juice, mustard and salt to the egg yolk.
  2. Slowly pull the stick blender up, and voila you made yourself some home made mayo. Optional is to add ea. chives, garlic etc.
  3. If you want a lighter sauce like fritessaus, you can slowly stir in water. It may then demix when left standing, that's why factories add more emulsifiers or even thickening agents like starch (zetmeel). and add sugar to your taste.
  4. Homemade mayonnaise should be stored in the refrigerator and should be consumed within just a few days. Since it does contain raw eggs it is not advised for the very old or very young, pregnant or otherwise immunologic-ally challenged. You can also use pasteurized eggs to reduce risk of salmonella poisoning.

 

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Cauliflower with Bechamel Sauce

Apr 8, 2018 by

I didn’t realize that this is a typical Dutch Dish. Cauliflower with Bechamel Sauce.
 
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • nutmeg
  • pepper and salt to taste
 
Instructions
  1. Cut the outside leaves of the cauliflower. Take the core out of the cauliflower. Boil in salted water for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime melt 2 tbsp butter, do not let it get brown. Add the flour, this is also called a blond roux. Whisk in the milk
  3. Pour over the cauliflower and add the nutmeg.
  4. I don’t know about you but for me pickled cucumber just belongs with this dish.

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I didn't realize that this is a typical Dutch Dish. Cauliflower with Bechamel Sauce. Also called milk sauce.
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • nutmeg
  • pepper and salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the outside leaves of the cauliflower. Take the core out of the cauliflower. Boil in salted water for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime melt 2 tbsp butter, do not let it get brown. Add the flour, this is also called a blond roux. Whisk in the milk
  3. Pour over the cauliflower and add the nutmeg.
  4. I don't know about you but for me pickled cucumber just belongs with this dish.

 

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Boerenkool Stamppot

Apr 24, 2016 by

Boerenkool Stamppot (kale hodgepodge literary translated farmers cabbage hodgepodge) is a Dutch dish of mashed potatoes mixed with kale. There are sometimes other vegetables mixed into Stamppot, like sauerkraut (zuurkool stamppot), raw endive (andijvie stamppot)or carrots (hutspot). It is commonly served with a smoked sausage (rookworst), spekjes (bacon), pickled baby onions and gherkins. It is also tasty with a small “pond” of brown gravy in the center of the vegetable mixture.

This simple but yet so delicious recipe I got from my dear mom. I can’t ask her no more: “Mom how did you make it?”, that’s why this recipe book is a true treasure to me.

At the moment one pot dishes seems to be in “style” like one pot pasta’s. Stamppot have been around in the Netherlands like forever, you could say one of the first one pot meals ;).

At the moment one pot dishes seems to be in “style” like one pot pasta’s. Stamppot have been around in the Netherlands like forever, you could say one of the first one pot meals ;).The stamppots are primarily served as a cold-weather dish, though some varieties are eaten year round. Dutch habit is that you don’t make no boerenkool till it has been freezing temperatures. The starch in the leaves is converted by the freezing temperature into sugars, which makes the taste of kale sweeter.

This simple but yet so delicious recipe I got from my dear mom. I can’t ask her no more: “Mom how did you make it?”, that’s why this recipe book is a true treasure to me.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 6 medium sized peeled potatoes, halved
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk, warm
  • 1 smoked sausage
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • bacon

Preparations:

Peel the potatoes cut in halves, Was the Kale good make sure their are no caterpillars left on the leaves. Cut or tear the kale in small pieces, take the vein out . Put the potatoes in a pot, cover with just enough water. Add the kale, top it with the smoked sausage. Pierce the smoke sausage. Bring to a boil, then cook on medium high for about 20-30 minutes till all done.

Take the smoked sausage out of the pan. drain and mash the kale and potatoes.  Add the butter and warm milk. Add pepper and salt to your taste. Serve with the smoked sausage, crumbled bacon and some gravy.

Boerenkool Stamppot
 
Boerenkool Stamppot (kale hodgepodge literary translated farmers cabbage hodgepodge) is a Dutch dish of mashed potatoes mixed with kale. There are sometimes other vegetables mixed into Stamppot, like sauerkraut (zuurkool stamppot), raw endive (andijvie stamppot)or carrots (hutspot). It is commonly served with a smoked sausage (rookworst), spekjes (bacon), pickled baby onions and gherkins. It is also tasty with a small “pond” of brown gravy in the center of the vegetable mixture. This simple but yet so delicious recipe I got from my dear mom. I can’t ask her no more: “Mom how did you make it?”, that’s why this recipe book is a true treasure to me. At the moment one pot dishes seems to be in “style” like one pot pasta’s. Stamppot have been around in the Netherlands like forever, you could say one of the first one pot meals ;). At the moment one pot dishes seems to be in “style” like one pot pasta’s. Stamppot have been around in the Netherlands like forever, you could say one of the first one pot meals ;).The stamppots are primarily served as a cold-weather dish, though some varieties are eaten year round. Dutch habit is that you don’t make no boerenkool till it has been freezing temperatures. The starch in the leaves is converted by the freezing temperature into sugars, which makes the taste of kale sweeter. This simple but yet so delicious recipe I got from my dear mom. I can’t ask her no more: “Mom how did you make it?”, that’s why this recipe book is a true treasure to me.
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 6 medium sized peeled potatoes, halved
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup milk, warm
  • 1 smoked sausage
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • bacon
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes cut in halves, Was the Kale good make sure their are no caterpillars left on the leaves. Cut or tear the kale in small pieces, take the vein out . Put the potatoes in a pot, cover with just enough water. Add the kale, top it with the smoked sausage. Pierce the smoke sausage. Bring to a boil, then cook on medium high for about 20-30 minutes till all done.
  2. Take the smoked sausage out of the pan. drain and mash the kale and potatoes. Add the butter and warm milk. Add pepper and salt to your taste. Serve with the smoked sausage, crumbled bacon and some gravy.

 

 

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Poffertjes (Dutch Mini Pancakes)

Apr 17, 2016 by

I did not realize till most recently that “poffertjes” is a typical Dutch dish. You can’t find the poffertjes pan here in the USA.  I did find something similar like a poffertjes pan in my local China shop  this takoyaki pan, which is a good substitute for a poffertjes pan.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 egg
  • butter
  • white powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Warm the milk till it’s about 110F add the yeast and 1 tbsp sugar. Wait till the milk mix is bubbly.
  2. Add the salt and an egg to the flour. When the milk yeast mix is bubbly add to the flour and stir. whisk until you’ve reached a smooth batter. Put in a 150F oven and let it rise for about ½ hour. Pour the batter in a squirt bottle.
  3. Heat the poffertjes pan on medium high (I don’t have one, but this one will do) add some butter and squirt the holes half way full. Flip the ‘poffertjes’ after about one minute, or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and some butter if you like.

 

Poffertjes (Dutch Mini Pancakes)
 
I did not realize till most recently that “poffertjes” is a typical Dutch dish. You can’t find the poffertjes pan here in the USA. I did find something similar like a poffertjes pan in my local China shop this takoyaki pan, which is a good substitute for a poffertjes pan.
Recipe type: Breakfast/Snack
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 egg
  • butter
  • white powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Warm the milk till it’s about 110F add the yeast and 1 tbsp sugar. Wait till the milk mix is bubbly.
  2. Add the salt and an egg to the flour. When the milk yeast mix is bubbly add to the flour and stir. whisk until you’ve reached a smooth batter. Put in a 150F oven and let it rise for about ½ hour. Pour the batter in a squirt bottle.
  3. Heat the poffertjes pan on medium high (I don’t have one, but this one will do) add some butter and squirt the holes half way full. Flip the ‘poffertjes’ after about one minute, or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and some butter if you like.

 

 

 

 

 

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Slavink

Feb 29, 2016 by

Slavink is a Dutch meat dish consisting usually of ground meat called “half and half” (half beef, half pork) wrapped in bacon, and cooked in butter or margarine.
The slavink was developed in 1952 by a butcher shop called Spoelder in Laren. They won an award for this creation  slavink. The term “slavink” loosely translates to Lettucefinch.The term is an abbreviation of slagersvink, that is, a “finch” prepared by the butcher (“slager”).

Ingredients:

2 slices of bread
2 tbsp milk
½ lb of ground beef (preferably 97% or 93%) and ½ lb of ground pork
1 egg
½ cup of bread crumbs
1 small onion, minced
½ tsp salt
½ tsp curry powder
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp chili paste or pepper
5 slices of bacon cut in half
½ stick of butter or margarine

Preparation:

  1. Break up the bread, add enough milk to saturate the bread. Squeeze some milk out of the bread, put 1 egg, 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, minced onion and seasonings to the ground beef and pork. Mix all together and make some rolls.
  2. Cut the bacon in half and put it like a # on your cutting board. Add the rolls of beef pork mixture and wrap the bacon around the roll.
  3. Put ½ stick of margarine or butter in a hot skillet, wait till the margarine or butter gets slightly brown. Then add the slavinken. Brown on all sides on med high. This should take about 10 min. Put a lid on the skillet turn the stove to med low braise for about 10 min. 

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Slavink is a Dutch meat dish consisting usually of ground meat called "half and half" (half beef, half pork) wrapped in bacon, and cooked in butter or margarine. The slavink was developed in 1952 by a butcher shop called Spoelder in Laren. They won an award for this creation of a slavink. The term "slavink" loosely translates to Lettucefinch.The term is an abbreviation of slagersvink, that is, a "finch" prepared by the butcher ("slager").
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ lb of ground beef (preferably 97% or 93%) and ½ lb of ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp chili paste or pepper
  • 5 slices of bacon cut in half
  • ½ stick of butter or margarine
Instructions
  1. Break up the bread, add enough milk to saturate the bread. Squeeze some milk out of the bread, put 1 egg, ½ cup of bread crumbs, minced onion and seasonings to the ground beef and pork. Mix all together and make some rolls.
  2. Cut the bacon in half and put it like a # on your cutting board. Add the rolls of beef pork mixture and wrap the bacon around the roll.
  3. Put ½ stick of margarine or butter in a hot skillet, wait till the margarine or butter gets slightly brown. Then add the slavinken. Brown on all sides. This should take about 10 min. Put a lid on the skillet turn the stove to med low braise for about 10 min.

 

 

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Loempia

Feb 15, 2016 by

Loempia is similar like a spring roll, deep-fried or sometimes baked. Loempia’s have been introduced by immigrants from Indonesia. and are filled with bean sprouts, chopped meat and vegetables Every kitchen knows different varieties of loempia’s. Most of the time they are eaten as an appetizer or a snack.

Ingredients

  • ½ lb pork
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 leek
  • ½ lb cabbage
  • ¼ lb bean sprouts
  • 3 tbsp peanut oil and enough oil to fry the loempia
  • 2 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce)
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • loempia skins

Instructions

  1. Cut the meat and the vegetables in small pieces. Wash the beansprouts.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp oil and add the meat, stir fry till done. Then add the onion. When translucent add 2 tbsp ketjap manis, 2 tsp sambal oelek and the ½ tsp garlic powder.
  3. Add the vegetables, stir fry for about 3 minutes. Take the pot from the heat and let the loempia mix cool. Put the cooled down meat/vegetable mix in a strainer.
  4. Take one loempia skin and add the filling. Fold the skins around the filling. Seal with water. If the skin breaks just wrap another skin around it.
  5. Heat the peanut oil to 375F and fry the loempia till golden brown.

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In the Netherlands spring rolls are known as loempia, and are deep-fried or sometimes baked. They have been introduced by immigrants from Indonesia. Loempia's are filled with bean sprouts, chopped meat and vegetables Every kitchen knows different varieties of loempia's. Most of the time loempia's are eaten as an appetizer or a snack.
Recipe type: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: Indonesian
Ingredients
  • ½ lb pork
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 leek
  • ½ lb cabbage
  • ¼ lb bean sprouts
  • 3 tbsp peanut oil and enough oil to fry the loempia
  • 2 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce)
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • loempia skins
Instructions
  1. Cut the meat and the vegetables in small pieces. Wash the beansprouts.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp oil and add the meat, stir fry till done. Then add the onion. When translucent add 2 tbsp ketjap manis, 2 tsp sambal oelek and the ½ tsp garlic powder. .
  3. Add the vegetables, stir fry for about 3 minutes. Take the pot from the heat and let the loempia mix cool. Put the cooled down meat/vegetable mix in a strainer.
  4. Take one loempia skin and add the filling. Fold the skins around the filling. Seal with water. If the skin breaks just wrap another skin around it.
  5. Heat the peanut oil to 375F and deep fry the loempia till golden brown.

 

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Saucijzenbroodjes

Sep 6, 2015 by

Dutch Sausage Rolls (Saucijzenbroodjes). Spiced meat rolled in puff pastry, a delicious appetizer or snack.  If you don’t feel like mixing up the meat you could change it up with Italian Sausage then you have saucijzenbroodjes with an Italian twist.

Ingredients
  • 1 slice of bread
  • ½ lb ground beef (preferably 97% or 93%)
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp chili paste or pepper
  • fresh parsley (optional)
 
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and take the puff pastry out of the freezer so it can thaw out. Soak one slice of bread in the milk, squeeze the milk out of the bread and then add to the ground beef and ground pork. Add one egg and the bread crumbs to the meat fixture.
  2. Add the salt, curry, nutmeg, chili paste and parsley. Mix well.
  3. Get a baking sheets and put a silpat on it, that way you don’t have to spray your baking sheet. If you don’t have a silpat use nonstick spray. Unfold the pastry puff sheets, put the ground meat mixture in the middle and top off with the other puff pastry sheet. With a fork press the edges. With the pizza cutter cut 3 rows and then half it again, you should have 6 saucijzenbroodjes. Beat egg yolk with water and brush egg mixture over the rolls. Put in the oven and bake for 20 min. Use the remaining beef pork mixture for meatballs.
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Recipe type: Snack/Appetizer
Cuisine: Dutch
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 slice of bread
  • ½ lb ground beef (preferably 97% or 93%)
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp chili paste or pepper
  • fresh parsley (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and take the puff pastry out of the freezer so it can thaw out.
  2. Soak one slice of bread in the milk, squeeze the milk out of the bread and then add to the ground beef and ground pork. Add one egg and the bread crumbs to the meat fixture.
  3. Add the salt, curry, nutmeg, chili paste and parsley. Mix well.
  4. Get a baking sheets and put a silpat on it, that way you don't have to spray your baking sheet. If you don't have a silpat use nonstick spray.
  5. Unfold the pastry puff sheets, put the ground meat mixture in the middle and top off with the other puff pastry sheet. With a fork press the edges. With the pizza cutter cut 3 rows and then half it again, you should have 6 saucijzenbroodjes. Beat egg yolk with water and brush egg mixture over the rolls. Put in the oven and bake for 20 min. Use the remaining beef pork mixture for meatballs.
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Babi Pangang

Jan 4, 2015 by

Babi Pangang is my favorite dish on the menu of a Chinesae/Indonesian Restaurant. It took me a long time to figure out how to get the crunchy meat. I read somewhere else that the Chinese/Indonesian Restaurants were deep frying the meat.  Babi Pangang does have many variations in the Netherlands as hamburgers and pizza’s do in America. This is my own variation, with the biggest difference that I add chili paste (sambal oelek). Babi Pangang is supposed to be a sweet spiced dish, not hot. The ginger, garlic and lemon juice are also often left out. Serve with rice and an Indonesian vegetable dish Atjar Tjampoer or as part of a Rijsttafel. Do use shoulder chops, you will need that bit of fat.

 
For the meat:
  • 1 onion, chopped as finely as possible
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 tbsp sweet soy sauce (ketjap Manis)
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1 tbsp lemons or lime juice
  • 2 lbs thick boneless pork shoulder chops.
For the Babi Pangang Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ small onion minced fine
  • 1 clove garlic minced fine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sambal, depends how much heat you like
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch diluted with 2 tbsp water

 

Instructions
  1. Mince the onion ginger, and garlic. Add the ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce), hoisin sauce, sugar, sambal and lemon juice.
  2. Put the meat in a plastic ziploc bag and add the marinade.Close tightly and put in the refrigerator. Marinate for a minimum of 2 hours or, (preferred) leave it overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator and put in a pot. Add enough chicken broth to cover the meat. Simmer for about 1 hour.
  4. While the meat is simmering you make the Babi Pangang sauce. Mince the onion. Put in a pot 1 tbsp of oil add the onion and garlic. When translucent add 1 tbsp tomato paste. Cook for a minute or so then you add the 2 cups of chicken broth. 1 tbsp ginger and the ketchup.
  5. Then add the sweet chili sauce you can find that in the oriental section of any grocery store. I even can find the sambal oelek in the oriental section now :). Now add the lemon juice, the brown sugar and the sambal. Cook and stir so the sugar is dissolved. To thicken the sauce add the diluted cornstarch.
  6. After the meat has been cooked take it out of the liquid and discard the liquid. Dry the meat, it has to be dry before you deep fry the meat. Before I used to put the meat raw under the broiler which was okay, but it took to long and I never was able to get the crunchy meat what you get with Babi Pangang. The answer is you have to deep fry the chops 375 F for about 2-3 minutes, watch them because you don’t want to burn them to a charcoal crisp. Slice the meat in strips and serve over cooked rice,  Atjar Tjampoer and dredge in the Babi Pangang Sauce.
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Babi Pangang is my favorite dish on the menu of a Chinesae/Indonesian Restaurant. It took me a long time to figure out how to get the crunchy meat. I read somewhere else that the Chinese/Indonesian Restaurants were deep frying the meat. Babi Pangang does have many variations in the Netherlands as hamburgers and pizza’s do in America. This is my own variation, with the biggest difference that I add chili paste (sambal oelek). Babi Pangang is supposed to be a sweet spiced dish, not hot. The ginger, garlic and lemon juice are also often left out. Serve with rice and an Indonesian vegetable dish Atjar Tjampoer or as part of a Rijsttafel.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Indonesian/Dutch
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the meat
  • 1 onion, chopped as finely as possible
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 tbsp sweet soy sauce (ketjap Manis)
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1 tbsp lemons or lime juice
  • 2 lbs thick boneless pork shoulder chops.
For the Babi Pangang Sauce
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ small onion minced fine
  • 1 clove garlic minced fine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sambal, depends on how much heat yo like
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch diluted with 2 tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Mince the onion ginger, and garlic. Add the ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce), hoisin sauce, sugar, sambal and lemon juice. Put the meat in a plastic ziploc bag and add the marinade.Close tightly and put in the refrigerator. Marinate for a minimum of 2 hours or, (preferred) leave overnight.
  2. Remove from the refrigerator and put in a pot. Add enough chicken broth to cover the meat. Simmer for about 1 hour.
  3. While the meat is simmering you make the Babi Pangang sauce. Mince the onion. Put in a pot 1 tbsp of oil add the onion and garlic. When translucent add 1 tbsp tomato paste. Cook for a minute or so then you add the 2 cups of chicken broth. 1 tbsp ginger and the ketchup.
  4. Then add the sweet chili sauce you can find that in the oriental section of any grocery store. I even can find the sambal oelek in the oriental section now :). Now add the lemon juice and the brown sugar and the sambal. Cook and stir so the sugar is dissolved. To thicken the sauce add the diluted cornstarch.
  5. After the meat has been cooked take it out of the liquid and discard the liquid. Dry the meat, it has to be dry before you deep fry the meat. Before I used to put the meat raw under the broiler which was okay, but it took to long and I never was able to get the crunchy meat what you get with Babi Pangang 🙂 in The Netherlands. The answer is you have to deep fry the chops 375 F for about 2-3 minutes, watch them because you don't want to burn them to a charcoal crisp. Slice the meat in strips and serve over cooked rice and Atjar Tjampoer and dredge in the Babi Pangang Sauce.
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Appelflappen (Apple Beignets)

Dec 30, 2014 by

Confusion about apple fritter and apple turnover. Is it appelflappen or appel beignets? Depends who you ask, and it depends where you are at.  If you have appetite for an apple fritter or an apple turnover you should wait and see what you get from the bakery. Both contains apple but how is the apple packaged. In puff pastry and baked in the oven or batter fried? It seems impossible to put an end to this confusion. Because how do you get everyone involved so far as to use the same definitions for apple fritters and apple turnovers? As for me I’m still calling these appelflappen because that’s what they were called where I grew up, even though officialy they are called appel beignets 😉 Appelflappen (beignets) are next to the oliebol the most popular treat on New Years Eve. Every Dutch family will have some oliebollen and or appelflappen.

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • 1¼ cups beer (Heineken)
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 4 Golden Delicious or which ever apples you got available
  • Granulated or confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Peel and core the apples slice in ¼ inch rings and put them in cold water so they wont turn brown.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt; gradually whisk in the beer until completely smooth. Allow the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  3. In a large deep skillet, heat 3 inches of the vegetable oil to 370° over moderate heat. Stir the batter. Working in batches, dip the apple rings in the batter and fry them, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp, about 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or a wire skimmer, transfer the beignets to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Keep the cooked beignets warm in a low oven while frying the rest. Sprinkle the beignets with granulated sugar or sift confectioners’ sugar over them and serve hot.

 

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Appelflappen (Apple Beignets)
 
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Appelflappen (beignets) are next to the oliebol the most popular treat on New Years Eve. Ever Dutch family will have some oliebollen and or appelflappen.
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Recipe type: Dessert/Holiday
Cuisine: Dutch
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • 1¼ cups beer (heineken)
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 4 Golden Delicious or which ever apples you got available
  • Granulated or confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Peel and core the apples slice in ¼ inch rings
  2. In a bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt; gradually whisk in the beer until completely smooth. Allow the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  3. In a large deep skillet, heat 3 inches of the vegetable oil to 370° over moderate heat. Stir the batter. Working in batches, dip the apple rings in the batter and fry them, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp, about 6 minutes.
  4. Using a slotted spoon or a wire skimmer, transfer the beignets to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Keep the cooked beignets warm in a low oven while frying the rest. Sprinkle the beignets with granulated sugar or sift confectioners' sugar over them and serve hot.

 

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Groentesoep met Balletjes

Dec 26, 2014 by

Vegetable Soup with Balls

Groentesoep met Balletjes is a typical Dutch Vegetable Soup. Literary translated Vegetable soup with balls.   Didn’t realize that it’s a typical Dutch dish until I noticed I didn’t see it over here (USA). This is my version of groentesoep met balletjes.

Ingredients
For the broth:
  • 1 chicken or turkey carcass
  • water
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
For the meatballs:
  • 2 slices of bread
  • ½ tray of ground beef (preferably 97% or 93%)
  • ½ tray of ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp chili paste or pepper
  • fresh parsley
For the soup:
  • 2 quarts of chicken broth
  • 1 leek
  • 4 green onions
  • celery leaves
  • 1 carrot
  • bunch of parsley
  • any chicken soup mix
  • 1 tbsp better then bouillon
  • ¼ cup of vermicelli
Instructions
  1. Put the carcass in the slow cooker and fill with water. Cut up the onion, celery, carrot in big chunks. Add all to the slowcooker. Add the peppercorns and bay leaves. Put on low for at least 8 hours. (I did overnight).
  2. Next day take all the vegetables and the carcass out of the broth. Use a sieve to make sure you there are no solids left. Now you can freeze the broth or use it for this soup.
  3. Time to make the small meatballs. Mine are a bit big, next time have to make them smaller ;). Break up the bread, add enough milk to saturate the bread. Squeeze some milk out of the bread, put 1 egg, ½ cup of bread crumbs, minced onion and seasonings to the ground beef/pork, optional add fresh parsley to the ground meat. Mix all together and make some meatballs. Make sure you make them small, you noticed I didn’t ;).
  4. Cut the leek length wise and then cross wise so you have small pieces, rinse with water. All vegetables needs to be of uniform size. Cut the green onions, chop the celery leaves and shred the carrot. Chop the parsley.
  5. Add the meatballs to the broth, they are done when they float to the top. Add the soup package of your choice to the broth. I found this one in the ethnic section you don’t have to use this one you can use Knorr to. Add the chopped vegetables, the vermicelli (found that also in the ethnic section) and 1 tbsp of better then bouillon. Cook for about 20 minutes.

Groentesoep met Balletjes
 
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Groentesoep met Balletjes is a typical Dutch Soup. Literary translated Vegetable soup with balls. Didn’t realize that it’s a typical Dutch dish until I noticed I didn’t see it over here (USA). This is my version of groentesoep met balletjes.
Author:
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Dutch
Serves: 10
Ingredients
For the broth:
  • 1 chicken or turkey carcass
  • water
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
For the meatballs:
  • 2 slices of bread
  • ½ tray of ground beef (preferably 97% or 93%)
  • ½ tray of ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp chili paste or pepper
  • fresh parsley
For the soup:
  • 2 quarts of chicken broth
  • 1 leek
  • 4 green onions
  • celery leaves
  • 1 carrot
  • bunch of parsley
  • any chicken soup mix
  • 1 tbsp better then bouillon
  • ¼ cup of vermicelli
Instructions
  1. Put the carcass in the slow cooker and fill with water. Cut up the onion, celery, carrot in big chunks. Add all to the slowcooker. Add the peppercorns and bay leaves. Put on low for at least 8 hours. (I did overnight).
  2. Next day take all the vegetables and the carcass out of the broth. Use a sieve to make sure you there are no solids left. Now you can freeze the broth or use it for this soup.
  3. Time to make the small meatballs. Mine are a bit big, next time have to make them smaller ;). Break up the bread, add enough milk to saturate the bread. Squeeze some milk out of the bread, put 1 egg, ½ cup of bread crumbs, minced onion and seasonings to the ground beef/pork, optional add fresh parsley to the ground meat. Mix all together and make some meatballs. Make sure you make them small, you noticed I didn't lol.
  4. Cut the leek length wise and then cross wise so you have small pieces, rinse with water. All vegetables needs to be of uniform size. Cut the green onions, chop the celery leaves and shred the carrot. Chop the parsley.
  5. Add the meatballs to the broth, they are done when they float to the top. Add the soup package of your choice to the broth. I found this one in the ethnic section you don't have to use this one you can use Knorr to. Add the chopped vegetables, the vermicelli (found that also in the ethnic section) and 1 tbsp of better then bouillon. Cook for about 20 minutes.

 

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Room Soezen (Cream Puffs)

Oct 17, 2013 by

Unless you don’t like whipped cream, what is not to like about room soezen (cream puffs)? You be surprised how easy they are to make.

Ingredients

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup all purpose flour
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp sugar
Dr. Oetker whipped cream stabilizer

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400F. Bring water and butter to a boil. Stir in the flour until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.

Add eggs, beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Line the baking dish with parchment paper and spray with no stick baking spray. Drop the batter on the cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 min or until golden brown.

Cool and cut off the tops. For the filling I like whipped cream. In a cold bowl add the heavy cream, whipped cream stabilizer and sugar beat till it forms peaks. Don’t beat it too long otherwise you end up with butter. Now you think that you don’t need no stabilizer but you really do, it is so the whipped cream holds it shape, other wise it will turn runny. Fill the room soezen (cream puffs) with the whipped cream and top of with your favorite fruit or powdered sugar. You can use this same recipe for eclairs but just add chocolate or mocha icing to the top layer. Serve immediately or refrigerate.


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Unless you don't like whipped cream, what is not to like about room soezen (cream puffs) and surprisingly they are very easy to make.
Serves: 6 large or 20 small
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Dr. Oetker whipped cream stabilizer
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Bring water and butter to a boil. Stir in the flour until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.
  2. Add eggs, beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Line the baking dish with parchment paper and spray with no stick baking spray. Drop the batter on the cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 min or until golden brown.
  3. Cool and cut off the tops. For the filling I like whipped cream. In a cold bowl add the heavy cream, whipped cream stabilizer and sugar beat till it forms peaks. Don't beat it too long otherwise you end up with butter. Now you think that you don't need no stabilizer but you really do, it is so the whipped cream holds it shape, other wise it will turn runny. Fill the room soezen (cream puffs) with the whipped cream and top of with your favorite fruit or powdered sugar. You can use this same recipe for eclairs but just add chocolate or mocha icing to the top layer. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

 

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