Hutspot (Dutch), hochepot (French), or hotchpotch (English), is a dish of boiled and mashed potatoes, carrots, and onions with a long history in traditional Dutch cuisine.
- Peel the potatoes and cut them in pieces of about the same size
- Peel the carrots and cut them in large chunks
- Peel and chop the onions
- Rinse the potato and carrot chunks, and put them together with the chopped onions in a large pan (you should have at least a couple of cm of room for boiling and mashing)
- Add enough water to the pan to boil the ingredients
- Add 1 some salt, cover the pan but allow the steam to escape and bring to a boil over high heat
- Reduce to medium heat and continue boiling for20 minutes until the potatoes are soft
- Place the “rookworst” in its plastic wrapper in the pan with carrot potato mix for the last 10 minutes
- Drain and add the butter and milk
- Mash the carrot potato mixture with a potato masher. If you like some carrot chunks, don’t mash too much
- Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Serve the “Hutspot” with the heated “Rookworst”. If you don’t like the “Rookworst”, you can serve the “Hutspot” wit a meatball.
Serve with gravy and enjoy!