Although the Dutch have many things to be proud of when viewing history, they weren't blessed with a cuisine of their own. Dutch food is typically very peasant-based with lots of root vegetables in their diet, and a minimal amount of meat (especially beef). Fish, greens, legumes and breads are also very much a staple. But I digress somewhat.
Whenever I want some comfort food there isn't a dish in the world that satisfies me more than the recipe I'm about to share. It's a slight variant of the English Bangers & Mash, and I used it as I absolutely love those sausages. In Holland the dish is called Hutspot .
Peel and prepare an equal amount of pototoes and carrots, and boil them in seperate vessels. If you don't, and cook them together, the potatoes will take on an orange hue, which I dislike.
Chop an equal amount of Onions and fry them with a little oil and a LOT of butter until they take on a golden texture.
Drain your potatoes and carrots and pour the onion/butter mixture over it. Mash roughly (you want a somewhat chunky texture).
The Bangers can be fried on the stovetop or on the BBQ...your choice.
Easy-peasey and a great winter comfort meal.
A homemade gravy to go with it is a nice addition, but the Hutspot itself (because of the butter) should already be quite moist.