Dutch cuisine

Jachtschotel Hunters Casserole

Jachtschotel – Hunter’s Casserole

Jachtschotel, which translates as "hunter's dish" is similar to what we call Shepherd's Pie. in that it consists of layers of meat, potatoes and vegetables. What makes this Dutch hunter's casserole different are the layers of finely sliced apples. This dish was traditionally made with leftover bits of venison after the end of the hunting season - hence the name - but our version uses easy-to-find beef. Read More
Garnalenkroketten - Dutch Shrimp Croquettes

Garnalenkroketten – Shrimp Croquettes

These lovely Dutch croquettes are a crunchy fritter outside with a tasty shrimp and white sauce inside. These are an easy appetiser to make as they can be partly prepared and frozen or refrigerated to finish when required.Read More
Oliebollen Dutch Doughnuts

Oliebollen – Dutch Doughnuts

Oliebollen are a variety of doughnut made by using an ice-scooper or two spoons to scoop a certain amount of dough and dropping the dough into a deep fryer filled with hot oil.Read More
Poffertjes - Pancake Puffs

Poffertjes – Pancake Puffs

Poffertjes are a traditional Dutch batter treat resembling small, fluffy pancakes. Unlike pancakes, they have a light, spongy texture. Read More
About Dutch Cuisine

Dutch Cuisine

Dutch cuisine is shaped by the practice of fishing and farming, including the cultivation of the soil for raising crops and the raising of domesticated animals, and the history of the Netherlands.Read More
Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

To make your own sauerkraut you will rely on the bacteria found on the cabbage leaves. The salt draws out the water and kills off the spoilage bacteria. Read More

Boerenkool Stamppot – Dutch Kale Hash

Boerenkool met rookworst, (which could be translated literally as farmers cabbage with smoked sausage), is made of mashed potatoes mixed with kale and it is usually eaten with smoked sausage.Read More

Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce, satay sauce, bumbu kacang, sambal kacang, or pecel is a sauce made from ground roasted or fried peanuts, widely used in the cuisines of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Suriname and Africa.Read More

Boerenomelet – Dutch Farmers Omelette

In the Netherlands, a Boerenomelet ("farmer's omelette") is a popular dish, usually consisting of 2 to 3 eggs, a mixture of sautéed onions, mushrooms, potatoes, capsicums, leeks, garden peas, salt and pepper (for seasoning). The dish has many variations.Read More
Banket - Dutch Almond Pastry

Banket – Dutch Almond Pastry

Banket or letterbanket is a sweet pastry that originated in the Netherlands and is popular in the Christmas season, especially on Saint Nicholas' eve, 5 December. Banket is made by rolling pastry dough around an almond paste filling and then baking it. The log is then cut into short lengths for serving, hot or cold. It can also be frozen and enjoyed after the holiday season.Read More