This is a very Belgian meal! Sausage with Brussel sprouts and stoemp.
So what exactly is stoemp? It’s pretty simple (and delicious!) actually. It’s simply mashed potatoes mixed with your choice of veggie! You can make all sorts of flavours of stoemp, but right now I’m really loving this classic combination of mashed potatoes and leek.
It might be surprising, but I don’t really like mashed potatoes much. I eat them about twice a year (on Thanksgiving and Christmas!) when I can douse them in gravy. But this recipe has me reevaluating that!
You can find my recipe for these bacon and maple Brussel sprouts here.
Stoemp with Leek
900g (2lb) potatoes, peeled & cubed (1-2cm blocks)
1 leek, finely sliced (white & light green section only)
45mL (3 tbsp) butter or ghee
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp nutmeg
Put the potatoes in a large pot and fill with water until they are fully covered. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for around 10 minutes until just soft. Add in the leek and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
Drain the water from the pot. Add in the butter, sea salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Return to low heat and stir continuously until the butter is melted and the potatoes are mostly broken down (use a masher if necessary).
Plate up and enjoy!