Flemish Hotch-potch ©VLAM

Flemish Hotch-potch is a dish of boiled and mashed potatoes, carrots and onions with a long history in traditional Dutch cuisine.

Flemish Hotch-potch ©VLAM


  • 500 g beef 
  • 4 carrots 
  • 2 stalks of celery 
  • 2 leeks 
  • 4 onions 
  • 4 turnips 
  • 500 g sprouts 
  • 1/2 Savoy cabbage 
  • 1.5 kg potatoes 
  • salt and pepper 
  • bouquet garni 

Cooking directions

  • Sauté the coarsely chopped onions in butter or margarine and arrange the meat on top 
  • Ensure everything is submerged in water and add salt, pepper and the bouquet garni 
  • Allow to cook for 30 minutes 
  • Add all the rinsed and finely chopped vegetables 
  • Allow to simmer for another 1.5 hours 
  • Add the potato cubes 
  • Allow to simmer for another 45 minutes until everything is tender 
  • Remove the bouquet garni and serve on deep plates.
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