Boerenkool met Worst – Kale with Smoked Sausage

Boerenkool met Worst - Kale with Smoked Sausage

Kale with smoked sausage is a typical Dutch winter dish. We the Dutch like to mash different types of vegetables with the potatoes, especially during the winter. Its just so good and comforting! It must be because of the amount of carbs in this recipe that makes it so comforting. Go carbs!

There are so many different versions of this dish. Instead of kale, people also use onion and carrots, sauerkraut, endive (raw), and even apples or sprouts. Basically any type of vegetable can be used. Simple but delicious! I even made this with sweet potatoes instead of the usual white ones. We all know that sweet potatoes are very high in nutrients but the white potato is actually not bad at all!!! It’s a very good source of vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C, dietary fiber and many more.

For the basic recipe you’ll need:

  • 500gr Kale washed and chopped in small pieces
  • 2kg white potatoes
  • 2 smoked sausages
  • bacon pieces  lots and lots! ok about 250gr
  • black pepper ground to taste
  • nutmeg to taste

Peel the potatoes and cook until soft. At the same time cook the kale in water for about 20 minutes until done. Put the bacon in a hot non sticking skillet (don’t add oil or butter!) and cook until it’s nice and done. Mix it all with the potatoes, add the spices and mash it up! Some people add milk and butter when they mash it all together to get a smoother consistency, but I like it like this.

Take the smoked sausage out of the package and put it in hot boiled water for about 10 minutes until nice and warm/hot.

Done! Enjoy! It’s also good with gravy, but let’s not go there now lol.

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