CopyCat Recipe: Hela Curry-sauce

CopyCat Recipe: Hela Curry-sauce

This recipe is for both Fry-day and Copy Caturday! The Hela curry sauce is the most popular brand of “currysauce” in the Netherlands. It is a spicy kind of ketchup that is mostly eaten with fries and fried goods. The most well-known use of currysauce is…

Beef Croquette and croquette balls

Beef Croquette and croquette balls

The Dutch love their snacks, like bitterballen, kroketten and frikandellen. They even have special snack vending machines, maybe you know them as Automats. In Dutch these were named Automatiek, but are now known as FEBO, named after the first, and now biggest, company to have introduced…

Fried Cheese

Fried Cheese

A kaassoufflé is thought to be influenced by Indonesian street food called gorengan (fritter). It is either bought ready-made frozen and deep-fried at home, or ordered at snackbars in the Netherlands, where it is one of the few vegetarian fast-food snacks available. But why buy…

Home Made Fries

Home Made Fries

The Dutch love their fried snacks, like bitterballen, kroketten and frikandellen. They eat them with fries with sauce in many varieties like “patatje oorlog”, fries with peanut sauce, mayonnaise and raw onions, or “friet speciaal”, (literally, special fries) fries with mayonnaise, curry-ketchup sauce and raw…

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise was invented in 1756 by the French chef of the Duc de Richelieu. After the Duc beat the British at Port Mahon, his chef created a victory feast that was to include a sauce made of cream and eggs. Realizing that there was no…

Dutch Meat Croquettes

Dutch Meat Croquettes

The Dutch love their snacks, like bitterballen, kroketten and frikandellen. They even have special snack vending machines, maybe you know them as Automats. In Dutch these were named Automatiek, but are now known as FEBO, named after the first, and now biggest, company to have introduced…

South Dutch pickled meat

South Dutch pickled meat

Zuurvlees, or zoervleisj as it is called here down south, is a dish traditionally made of pickled horse meat. Nowadays the horse meat is usually substituted by beef, which only slightly alters the taste. Some of you might know this dish as “Sauerbraten”, a German…

Dutch pea soup

Dutch pea soup

The first snow is falling down here in the Netherlands and even though it is melting the second it touches anything, it sure is cold! Which means it is time for some more traditional Dutch winter dishes. Traditionally, pea soup is cooked with a pig…

Kale and Mashed Potatoes

Kale and Mashed Potatoes

The English have their pies, the Dutch have stamppot. Stamppot, meaning “mashed dish”, is a typical Dutch winter dish consisting of mashed potatoes and veggies, usually served with gravy. These veggies can be sauerkraut, endive, kale, spinach, turnip greens, or carrot and onion. “Boerenkool” is…