Wednesday 17 November 2010

Mashed beetroot

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!

It’s a super easy recipe, here it is (2-4 persons):


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
Some pepper
Some gravy


(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!!



  1. Dat ziet er heerlijk uit!! TFS:)

  2. Lekker! Weet je wat er ook heerlijk doorheen is? Blokjes kaas en appel! Hebben we vorige week nog gegeten :)

    Groetjes, Marjan

  3. Awesome! Thanks so much for converting this and sharing with us all! I want to try it out!!!

  4. Ik had 'm al op een briefje in mijn kookboek! Ha, zal het eens snel maken voor "mijn mannen"!

  5. hoi hoi

    wat ziet het er heerlijk uit een tip om morgen te gaan eten.
    Nog gefeliciteerd met je dochter mooie layout is dat geworden.
    De layout met de hollandse klomp vond ik ook super.
    Ben je al een beetje van je verkoudheid af?? Balen he als je je zo beroerd voel. Ik hoop dat je weer bent opgeknapt
    gr Thamar

  6. This is wonderful! Thank you so much for converting it!!

    I'm going to try it this weekend.


  7. Ha ha wat heb je dat leuk gedaan!

  8. mmmmmm ! everything looks just yummy !!!

    p/s : YSS DT call is back !

  9. Interesting recipe :-) I don't know if the kids ever has tasted beets unless as decorations on open faced sandwiches, so it would be fun serving them this!

    I browsed through your previous post, and you have made so much pretty stuff since my last visit. Thank you for showing your work - there si so much to watch and learn from you :-)