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Fancy some typical Dutch borrelhapjes (party snacks)? With just a little resourcefulness you can make them all by yourself, even if you do happen to live on the other side of the world!
Versierde kaasblokjes (decorated cheese cubes)
This most traditional of Dutch party snacks is ready in a jiffy. Simply prepare the cheese cubes according to the instructions and don’t forget to serve them with a typical Dutch cocktail stick and the one and only Calvé mustard sauce.
Bitterballen (meat croquettes)
Many Dutch emigrants cannot survive without a bitterbal to accompany their beer. If you aren’t lucky enough to benefit from a Dutch cafe on your doorstep, then you’ll need to learn how to make them yourself. Fortunately it’s not as difficult as you might think, especially if you follow this authentic Dutch bitterballen recipe. Serve your bitterballen with a generous portion of Calvé mustard sauce or Calvé mayonnaise.
Portie worst (a portion of Dutch sausage)
For a warm and hearty Dutch snack that’s great with any drink, choose for traditional Unox smoked sausages from Gelderland or tempting Unox beer sausages. Again, perfect with lashings of Calvé mustard!
Loempias (Indonesian spring rolls)
Why not surprise family and friends with your very own, homemade loempias? They’re incredibly easy to prepare, providing you have all of the necessary ingredients to hand. Serve with Conimex sambal or Calvé chilli sauce and get stuck in!
Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then why not visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants abroad?