When I posted the layout about my grandmother’s recipe last week a few of you asked me to translate it. Well for me, that’s not as easy as it seems because the Dutch measurements are totally different from the American or English measurements….. but I did my best!
800 gr preboiled/cooked beets (28 oz) (peel if necessary) - use twice this amount if you use fresh beets.
1 kg potatoes (35 oz)
0,5 tbsp butter
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp dutch mayonnaise (= bit sweet) or 3 tbsp sour cream
A pinch of sugar
A pinch of salt
(If you use fresh beets then peel and boil these first until tender.)
Grate the beets (with cheese grater) and put in a saucepan. Add butter, vinegar, sugar, chopped onion, pepper and salt and slowly heat (do not boil!).
In another saucepan: peel and boil the potatoes until tender and when ready mash them (together with a bit of salt and warm milk).
Add the warm, grated beets to the mashed potatoes and mash again. Add mayonnaise (sour cream) and a bit gravy (not too much because you want it creamy and not wet). Season with pepper and salt.
Serve with meatballs or chop sticks.
And that's it! Enjoy!!