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Purple carrot stoemp with onion & smoked bacon

Special purple carrots!
You know by now that I like stoemp.
Stoemp is a typical Belgian & Dutch dish.
This is a mix from boiled potatoes, then mashed & mixed with root vegetables like carrots or parsnips, braised leeks, all sort of cooked cabbages, with cooked Brussels sprouts, with spinach, endives, etc.
Usually, we mix it with pieces of bacon or with sausages. We nearly always add a fried onion with it. You can also add cream, butter, milk, herbs & spices.
Stoemp is a typical word of the patois of Brussels. You can eat stoemp is a lot of Brussels ‘ Brasseries.
Stoemp is a basic dish. It is comfort food. We eat it especially in wintertime.
I just found these lovely purple carrots in my food health shop. I thought that they looked funny & apart! When you peel them the purple colour goes off & you get messy hands! It is better that you use kitchen gloves!!
These purple carrots are a bit sweeter than the normal ones. They contain about 40% more beta carotene. You have to cook them 5 minutes less than the normal ones. They taste sweeter then the normal ones. You find an interesting link: here!
Recipe: For 3 persons
500 gr of peeled purple carrots, cut into rings, washed
750 gr of peeled normal potatoes, cut into 4, washed
1 large white onion, peeled & cut into long wedges
200 gr of smoked bacon, in pieces
Grinds of black pepper
Maldon sea salt
liquid baking margarine
1. Boil the potatoes until tender. Drain well. Keep warm.
2. In the meantime, boil the carrots & add 4 dried leaves of laurel to the cooking water. This will take about 10 to 15 minutes. Boil until al dente. Drain. take out the 4 laurel leaves. Keep warm.
3. When the potatoes are done, take a non stick pan, place it on the same heat & pour in some baking margarine. When hot, add the long strips of onion & fry until golden. add some grinds of black pepper. When done, add to the potatoes & stir well. Mash. Add a bit of Maldon sea salt, not too much because you are going to add the smoked bacon later. Add a bit of black pepper to your taste. Keep warm. I also added a bit of baking margarine to the mash.
4. Now, take a large non stick pan & pour baking margarine in it. Heat up on high. When the margarine is really hot, add the smoked bacon pieces. Fry until ready & golden. Turn the heat off. Now, take a large plate & place 2 kitchen papers on it. Take the pan & pour the bacon with the fat on it. Then, take 2 new kitchen papers & drain the fat on top of the bacon. Now, you will be left with dry bacon pieces. It is easy that way & simple to do! Add the bacon to the stoemp. Stir well.
5. Now, add the drained purple carrot pieces to the mash. Mash again. Stir untill well combined. Taste again! It has to taste fab!
6. Take your 3 plates & plate up! Enjoy!
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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

52 thoughts on “Purple carrot stoemp with onion & smoked bacon

  1. MMMM…Sophie! Dat ziet er lekker uit! Ik heb nog nooit paarse wortelen gegeten, maar ik zal zeker eens gaan kijken op onze Bio markt! Dank je wel!!

  2. Mjam Mjam, Sophie! This stoemp looks so delicious!Now, I am on a search for these special looking carrots,..

  3. O haha… I was wondering what on earth is stoemp… But I'm guessing that is stamppot right? Never knew it was called that way… Weird name too actually, but what can you do? I love the purple carrots! Have never seen them before.

  4. I never knew 'stoemp' was the English word for stamppot ^^ I do love stamppot by the way and yours sounds delicious 🙂 Love the purple carrots!

  5. PURPLE CARROTS! I am so in love with this color. I plant them, but they are other creature that stole my young purple carrots, left me with nothing … (sigh)Anyway, your purple carrots recipe (Stoemp) sounds delicious and love the bacon in there. Yummy!

  6. Uau! never heard of stoemp before, but it looks very good and health too. It's almost like a vegetarian "Meat Loaf".

  7. I love purple carrots as well! Well, all interestingly-coloured root veg calls me attention, really.I had never heard of stoemp, but it sounds/looks like a great, hearty, satisfying and comforting dish! I'll bookmark it for when the weather starts to turn on us again 🙂

  8. I think I will like stoemp. It sounds like a perfect comfort food for a cold day – which is usually summer in San Francisco =) The colors that the dish pulled from the purple carrots are wonderful.

  9. This is a totally new dish for me – although sounds similar to what Americans like when the make a pot roats and mash the juices of the meat and carrots and potatoes together. I am bookmarking this because this is indeed lovely comfort food and looks delicious.

  10. What a neat dish, Sophie!! I have never heard of it- I looove trying foods from different areas of the world! And the purple carrots are a beautiful touch. I just adore seeing those in the summer farmer's market.

  11. What beautiful purple carrots! Stoemp reminds me of meatloaf too, definitely great comfort food.

  12. i've never heard of or tried stoemp, but if it's ANYTHING like meatloaf, i'd be all over it. i've never seen purple carrots, either, but they're beautiful!

  13. I'm so ignorant. I've never heard of stoemp. But how could I have not? It looks SO good. And oh, anything with smoked bacon! yUM!

  14. I've never tasted that variety of carrots before – big yum with the smoked bacon :)As to your question about the rub – yes, it can also be used on pork.

  15. Purple carrots? That's so new to me… I don't think we have purple carrots here in Indonesia.

  16. Those carrots are stunning! Comfort food, wherever we find it, is vital to our everyday lives! This dish does indeed look comforting and yummy!

  17. I've always wanted to cook with purple carrots, but I've never seen them around here!

  18. Hey Sophiestoemp = coolWe serve this in 3 star top restaurants. For me it is more than just everyday cooking. It has as any laws for perfection as a risotto :)Die wortels zijn het beste ongeschild!Seg Sophie, nog iets, jullie zijn steeds graag uitgenodigd op de test van mij zomermenu op zondag 28 juni. Ik tracht 40 man bijeen te krijgen. Verwacht u aan een smaakspektakel gaande van de smaak van nat woud tot zwarte gomasio en schimmel 🙂 Alle info en voorwaarden op mijn websitegroeten!Filip

  19. What a different carrot! I never saw something like that! I love potatoes and carrots together, with bacon sounds delish!!

  20. I love purple carrots! They are amazing! What an interesting an delicious looking dish. I would love to try it! Thanks for sharing this Sophie!

  21. Hoi Sophie!What a typical Belgian stoemp! I'd like heaps of them (if I wasn't losing weight). Racing Jef and dancing Mathilda.

  22. Aren't purple carrots incredibly gorgeous?? I only recently saw a few in an organic food store, and I just wanted to keep staring at them! By the way … love that word "stoemp" 🙂

  23. GORGEOUS carrots! I love the taste of the "not" orange carrots. When I lived in Switzerland they were so easy to find, but not as easy and quite expensive here in London. This looks great – I don't think I've ever had carrots and potatoes like this. yum.

  24. Look at those carrots!!! I've never seen anything like them…and I live in the land of fabulous farmers' markets in LA! Wow. And I've never heard of stoemp. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for all!

  25. Purple carrots! Never seen them…and stoemp? All new to me…love learning all this recipe. Thank you!

  26. Sophie,wonderful post. Lots of new info I never knew or heard of it, like stoemp dish, it sound so wintery and comforty food to me too!, plus all the handy tips you shared with us about purple carrots.Can't wait to try them both.

  27. Wonderful unusual and tasty are the words that come to mind, not forgetting with visual colourful and well photographed, what else can I add. cheers kisses 🙂 xx Rico|Recipes

  28. This is quite the dish! Sounds hearty, I love the vibrant colors too. I'll have to give stoemp a try — especially with those cool looking carrots!

  29. Stoemp is a new one on me, it sounds delicious. I love reading about ethnic dishes.

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