25 Aug 2011


Jenny Matlock
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During the whole week of their stay in our house, Claudie and Melissa hadn't tasted anything typical of the Belgium cuisine, except of course the wafels. So for the last evening I prepared or rather bought at a cattering service STOEMP. It's typical Belgian dish and the word stems from the Brussels' dialect

It consists of pureed or mashed potatoes, with one or more vegetables, such as onions, carrots, leeks, spinach, green peas and cabbage, seasoned with thyme and laurel.The stoemp is a very popular dish, rural, simple and enjoys wide appeal. There are restaurants specialized in the preparation of stoemp (pronounced stump).

Stoemp is traditionally served with fried white or black boudin (pudding, sausage), grilled bacon, fried eggs, or chops sometimes also with fish. In fact you can use whatever you want even a grilled burger.

I choose the stoemp with carrots together with a sausage.

and they enjoyed it very much.


Lola said...

Hi again!

Love your ‘S’ post! Looks so yummy!

Have a great weekend & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,



Kiddothings said...

Oh I learnt something new here. Thanks for telling me what a stoemp is. :)

Mara said...

I thought you would have made it yourself! Even as an import Belgian... :)

A Lady's Life said...

this was different .I never heard of a stoemp before

4U2 said...

I only can say: you have many cats! ;)

My name is Riet said...

HI. I didn't know stoemp but I think I am going to try it as it sounds delicious. I will google for the recipe Great S word

Susan Anderson said...

Sure looks good to me. I love a good potato dish!


Loree said...

I had never heard of stoemp. It's very different to anything I am used to but it sounds good.

Judie said...

That looks like serious comfort food! Are the vegetables in it diced? Can you have more than one vegetable in the potato mixture?

New Orleans is a great place to eat boudin.

SandyCarlson said...

That sounds delicious! I bet it really warms up the ol' tum!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a greatvway to sneak in vegetables! My son loves mashed potatoes.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

I haven't heard of Stoemp before - at least not as I remember. Yum.

Teresa said...

I've never heard of it, but it certainly sounds yummy.

Jenny said...

I've never heard of this before. At first I thought you had misspelled your title - ha!

It sounds like a potato puree with added vegetables, right?

Sounds delicious!

I'm glad they got to experience some true cuisine of the region...although I might have been happy with waffles at ever meal!

Thanks for a fun link this week.


Jenny said...

Yikes. Meant to say 'every' meal.