Dutch endive potato mash [Andijviestamppot]
750-800 grams of peeled potatoes
ca. 500-600 grams of endive
250 grams of streaky smoked bacon in small cubes
1 Cook the potatoes in water with some salt
2 Rinse, shake the access water of and roughly chop the endive leaves
3 Melt a dot of butter in a frying pan and fry the bacon gently, so the fats come out
4 Mash the potatoes when they are done.
5 Put the endive and pepper on the mash and poor the fried bacon with fat over it, mix well with a wooden spoon. Eventually add some salt if needed
6 If is a bit dry, you can add a bit of milk or butter to get the right consistancy
Pairs Well With
This is a very common dutch summer dish we used to eat at home on warm summer days, when mum didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen or when she had to economize on gas. Being a one dish meal, she simply put a portion on a plate, handed it over to us with a fork and we used to eat it outside in the garden. So economizing dish-washing too. In the Netherlands it's popular among students as well. Easy to make and cheap. It uses endive, not the Belgian endives, but the more lettuce like endive you can buy in big heads. It can be easily replaced by lettuce or even spinach, if you like.