Legendary Dishes | ‘Hete Bliksem’ Stamppot (apple and potato mash – vegan version)


Image shows apple and potato mash with a ground cinnamon garnish

This dish comes in numerous variations that contain blood, pork, smoked or spicy sausages, with beef or pork mince, with crispy bacon, with sautéed chicken livers.

The mash can contain sweet or sour apples or a combination, with sweet or spicy seasonings and sometimes with pears instead of apples.

This is the sweet apple and potato vegan version with cinnamon seasoning and a fresh mint and nutmeg garnish. Stamppot experts recommend a hint of sourness so we added a sour apple. The same criteria can be applied to the sour apple version.

  • 1.5 kg floury potatoes, peeled, cubed
  • 1.25 kg sweet apples, cored, quartered
  • 250 g sour apple, cored, quartered
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • Nutmeg, 2 gratings per portion
  • Salt, two large pinch
  • Mint, fresh, chopped, for garnish
  • Water, for boiling

Boil apples and potatoes with a pinch of salt in sufficient water to cover in a large pot, strain, mash with oil, season with cinnamon, garnish with mint and nutmeg.