These 3 Dutch Foods Are So Worth Learning to Cook

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If you like simple, straightforward, yummy food, you’ll love Dutch cuisine, which is traditionally quite rustic, focused on ingredients like vegetables, cheese, potatoes, and meat. If you’re curious to try it out for yourself, here are three dishes we recommend starting out with.


Poffertjes are a traditional Dutch mini pancake. True to the Dutch style, they’re rather simply topped with a little butter and a light sprinkling of powdered sugar. And they’re super yummy and easy to eat with your hands due to their small size. They’re usually made in a specialized poffertjes pan, but you can also just make them on a normal griddle.


The Netherlands’ answer to poutine, kapsalon is a popular Dutch fast food consisting of a layer of french fries topped with döner, melted slices of Gouda cheese, and iceberg lettuce. It’s just as yummy (and unhealthy) as it sounds.


The comfort food of the Netherlands, stamppot is basically just potatoes mashed with a leafy green vegetable like kale and topped with meat. Not only is it hearty, filling, and delicious, but it’s also actually a great way to sneak your veggies into your meal if you’re a picky eater.