Stoemp

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Stoemp
Cod and stoemp.jpg
Cod with stoemp (right)
Type Side dish
Place of origin  Belgium
 Netherlands
Main ingredient(s) Potatoes, Vegetables
Variations Wortelstoemp

Stoemp is the richer Brussels variant of the stamppot dish in the cuisine of Belgium and the Netherlands. It consists of pureed or mashed potatoes, other root vegetables and can also include cream, bacon, onion or shallot, herbs, and spices.

The name of the dish sometimes includes the kind of vegetables inside it, for example Wortelstoemp (as wortel means "carrot" in Dutch). This specific combination may also contain egg yolk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Stoemp is pronounced [ˈstump], and in some dialects [ˈʃtump]. It is a typical word of Brabantian dialects, in which, as in standard Dutch, oe is pronounced as an oo between boot and hook.

Kind of cuisine[edit]

The stoemp is a popular dish, rural, simple and enjoys wide appeal.

It is a dish of mashed potatoes with one or more vegetables, such as onions, carrots, leeks, spinach, green peas and cabbage, seasoned with thyme and bayleaf.

Stoemp is traditionally featured alongside fried boudin, fried braadworst, grilled bacon, fried mince or fried eggs. In some families, it is served with an entrecôte or a horse tenderloin.

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