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A Belgian dish

Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:57 pm
by Bohemond
A strange question for all of the well travelled peoples out there.
My misses apparently once had a dish cooked by a Bulgarian friend which largely consisted of potatoes and yogurt.
Apparently it was lovely and she now years on is looking for a recipe.
After an initial failure she asked me to have a crack and i thought maybe someone on here had heard of such a dish and could possibly point me in the right direction.
Even a name would be useful.
Thank you in advance.

Re: A Belgian dish

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:03 am
by Bittersweet
Would this be like a potato version of stroganoff or sliced potatoes baked in the oven? It can be done with cream so I don't see why not with yoghurt.

Re: A Belgian dish

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:00 am
by tabor
Would this be Stoemp?

Lovely mashed potato dish....

Here is a recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/stoemp-aux-poireaux-stoemp-met-prei-belgian-mashed-potatoes-121428

Re: A Belgian dish

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:38 am
by gregory23b
I would know the spuds and yoghurt as Romanoff potatoes.

Re: A Belgian dish

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:11 am
by Lemario14
sorry I don't really differentiate between Belgian and French when it comes to cuisine, as it's all largely considered "French" and served in many places as French food, anyway.

I always thought French fries were an American thing, for that matter. The Brits call them "chips" but they're the same thing. To me, both France and Belgium serve French food, just like both countries speak the French language.

Unless there's some kind of nationalistic offense taken at it, bothering about whether fried potatoes come from France or Belgium is splitting microscopic hairs.

All regions of Belgium make different types of waffles.

Northern/ North West part of Belgium borders with the North Sea so most of the dishes are fish and seafood ;
tomates crevettes, croquettes de crevettes, (tomatoes with shrimps, shrimp croquettes deep fried), sole à la Ostendaise, all types of fish dishes.
Ghent has a very popular dish called : Waterzooi. This dish is a dish made with chicken cooked in stock, with tiny pieces of veggies and the whole thing has been thickened with cream.
In the Southern part (lots of forests and streams, 2 main rivers) : game and fish are on the menu.
Otherwise some dishes that you may find al over Belgium :
Desserts :
excellent ice-cream,
mousse au chocolat,
all sorts of pies (sugar pie, jam pie, fruit pie, etc...)
soufflé à la Mandarine Napoléon9type of ice cream made with a typical Belgian liqueur,
croquettes de crevettes,
croquettes au fromage,
tomates crevettes,
chicon au gratin (Belgian chicorée in cheese sauce),
vol-au-vent (chicken stew put into some fluffy pastry),
carbonnades flamandes (Flemish beef stew)
soles meunières ( sole fish in butter sauce),
St Pierre, cabillaud sauce mousseline (fish ),
moules frites (mussels),

Re: A Belgian dish

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:54 pm
by Grymm
The Swedish dish Janssen's Delight/Temptation fits the bill too.

Re: A Belgian dish

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:52 pm
by Langley
Err - did you really mean Belgian? You talk about a Bulgarian friend making the dish? Should the title of the thread be "A Bulgarian Dish"?

Re: A Belgian dish

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:16 pm
by Lady Roos
Lemario14 wrote:sorry I don't really differentiate between Belgian and French when it comes to cuisine, as it's all largely considered "French" and served in many places as French food, anyway.

I always thought French fries were an American thing, for that matter. The Brits call them "chips" but they're the same thing. To me, both France and Belgium serve French food, just like both countries speak the French language.

Unless there's some kind of nationalistic offense taken at it, bothering about whether fried potatoes come from France or Belgium is splitting microscopic hairs.

All regions of Belgium make different types of waffles.

Northern/ North West part of Belgium borders with the North Sea so most of the dishes are fish and seafood ;
tomates crevettes, croquettes de crevettes, (tomatoes with shrimps, shrimp croquettes deep fried), sole à la Ostendaise, all types of fish dishes.
Ghent has a very popular dish called : Waterzooi. This dish is a dish made with chicken cooked in stock, with tiny pieces of veggies and the whole thing has been thickened with cream.
In the Southern part (lots of forests and streams, 2 main rivers) : game and fish are on the menu.
Otherwise some dishes that you may find al over Belgium :
Desserts :
excellent ice-cream,
mousse au chocolat,
all sorts of pies (sugar pie, jam pie, fruit pie, etc...)
soufflé à la Mandarine Napoléon9type of ice cream made with a typical Belgian liqueur,
croquettes de crevettes,
croquettes au fromage,
tomates crevettes,
chicon au gratin (Belgian chicorée in cheese sauce),
vol-au-vent (chicken stew put into some fluffy pastry),
carbonnades flamandes (Flemish beef stew)
soles meunières ( sole fish in butter sauce),
St Pierre, cabillaud sauce mousseline (fish ),
moules frites (mussels),

;(

You're having a laugh, right?
If not, perhaps you should dust your passport off..... :worried:

Re: A Belgian dish

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:36 pm
by Alan E
I think you're right Madame! After all, anyone who claims to understand food, yet says:
Lemario14 wrote:I always thought French fries were an American thing, for that matter. The Brits call them "chips" but they're the same thing.

Has got to be on a wind up! At base, all 'peasant dishes' derive from the same need, but to confuse the regional cooking of our neighbours as 'all the same thing', well you can see why Lemario thinks as above.

On topic(ish) - last time I had potatoes in yoghurt was in Frankfurt, oh so many years ago.

Langley's reply is probably nearest the mark at the moment?