I love being reminded of home. Boerenkool does that for me. This is a great, simple recipe. Just a few tips. You do not need to cover all your veggies in water - rather, put in about 1/3 water - potatoes on the bottom, onions, kale. This ensures that you don't boil the nutritional value out of the kale. Also, another simple idea is to put the smoked sausage right on top of the kale. It steams nicely, one less pot! However, if you choose to omit the sausage or steam it separately you will need to add more salt. A pinch of salt with 3lbs of potatoes is going to leave your spuds flavourless!
Quick, simple and tasty. We have a freezer full of kale to use up and this recipe rocks!
Wow i really liked this dish, very very tasty. I cut it down a bit i was eating alone and it turned out great. We have something like this in Scotland minus the kale, but I think the kale is great, ours is called stovies, and we use corn beef. But I have got to say this a contender for my first place in the comfort food list. Thank you for posting. Made for ZWT#6 2010
This is really great! I made this last night with some added bacon. My kids ate so much of this, it was wonderful. This is a good use of kale and I will make this again. Thank you for sharing this, it was yummy.
LOVED IT! Cooked the potatoes a little less and left them only slightly mashed and came out awesome! Will make this a regular part of our menu! Thanks!
As good as Kale can get! It was pretty good. I cooked spicy sausage with everything else and put some chicken stock in too instead of the Bay Leaf. I'd cook it again, after all I went back for seconds!
Easy to make and vitamin rich. I cooked the sausage with the potatoes as other reviewers recommended. This was good, but I would use a spicier sausage next time for a little more flavor. It also needs more than a pinch of salt and pepper. I added extra to the pan and everyone still added more to their plates. Thanks.
Wonderful comfort food! I made it as written, minus the sausage because I needed a vegetarian dish for the occasion. I can just imagine how savory it would be with the spices from the sausage in the bouquet. Thanks PanNan for a great dish. You might make kale eaters out of us yet!!
I was introduced to Boerenkool Stamppot years ago by Dutch friends. It is easy, tastey, and there are very few pans to clean afterwards! This recipe is very good. I have tabasco available for my guests who wish to add a little extra umph to the dish. Have fun prepaing this dish and don't be afraid to experiment with it after your first preparation. How well does this recipe work? Well, the ultimate compliment I received was from a Dutch guest who said, "Ik kan niet geloven een Ierse Amerikaan dit maakte!" (Forgive my fractured Dutch all of you Nederlanders speakers -- translated, it is, "I cannot believe an Irish American made this!) Oh, and this dish is very inexpensive to make -- you can't get more Dutch than that! ;-)
My husband is Dutch and his mom made this for me on a visit to the Netherlands. She served it with a meat gravy. Since both of his parents have passed, and he did not learn the recipe, I have been looking for a recipe like it, but to no avail. The vegetable part of the recipe is perfect, but I do miss the gravy! Also, part of the difference is the meat in the US does not taste the same as in the Netherlands. I will definately do some experimenting with the sausage I use and pan fry the sausage to make a gravy.