Dutch Cook Book


Bought this while visiting the Maurithuis in the Hague. Looking for local food ideas. Many locals indicated nothing “interesting” to eat but after reading thru this I’d beg to differ.


  • Ham rolls with asparagus – ham, asparagus, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, boiled egg, parsley
  • Russian salad – cold ham, mashed potatoes, vinegar, mayonnaise, beets, apple, salt/pepper, pearl onions, gherkins, hard boiled egg, parsley
  • Puff pastry shells and mushroom ragout – puff pastry, beaten egg, mushrooms, flour, onion, butter, milk, chicken stock
  • Clear vegetable soup – carrot, leek, celery, sweet red pepper, parsley, beef/vegetable stock, bay leaf, thyme, mace, medium dry sherry, lemon juice, salt/pepper
  • Cauliflower soup – soup bones, water, salt, shallot, cauliflower, potato, cream, curry powder, parsley
  • Bean soup – kidney beans, onions, carrot, celeriac, leeks, pork chops, salt/pepper, bay leaf, sausage, celery leaves, dark rye bread, smoked bacon
  • Pea soup – split peas, pork chops, bacon, leeks, carrot, celeriac, celery, sausage, potatoes, vegetable/chicken stock, salt/pepper, dark rye bread, mustard
  • Philosopher’s stew – butter, onions, potatoes, beef, salt/pepper, nutmeg, gravy, breadcrumbs, apple sauce
  • Dutch stew – butter, cooked beef, onions, flour, vinegar, bay leaves, cloves, salt/pepper
  • Freshly cooked mussels – onion, celery, carrot, parsley, dry white wine, garlic, black pepper, mussels, mustard, white wine vinegar, salt/pepper, white bread, butter
  • Scrapple – pork shoulder, bacon, pork liver, buckwheat flour, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
  • Sauerkraut hotchpotch – potatoes, sauerkraut, salt/pepper, sour cream
  • Stewed rhubarb – rhubarb, sugar
  • Mayonnaise – egg yolk, salt/pepper, mustard, corn flour, water, white wine vinegar, olive oil
  • Semolina porridge with raisins and current sauce – milk, raisins, semolina, salt, sugar, currant juice, cinnamon, lemon, sugar, corn flour, water
  • Watergruwel – barley, water, salt, lemon peel, currants, raisins, sugar, currant juice
  • Haagse bluf – egg whites, lemon juice, currant juice, powdered sugar, whipped cream, strawberries/red berries/raspberries
  • Vlaflip with raspberry sauce – raspberries, sugar, yoghurt, vanilla custard, whipped cream
  • Meat croquettes – butter, flour, stock, shredded beef, parsley, pepper, nutmeg, bread crumbs, beaten egg with water, oil for frying
  • Advocaat – eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, brandy
  • Brandied raisins – raisins, sugar, cinnamon, brandy

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