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5 typically Dutch 5-minute meals

Neither the time nor the inclination to spend hours slaving over a hot stove? Then try these five typically Dutch 5-minute meals … delicious, quick to prepare, and quintessentially Dutch!

5 minute meals

Uitsmijter (toast, eggs, ham and cheese)

A favourite Dutch lunch dish, the ‘uitsmijter’ also makes a filling evening meal. View this uitsmijter recipe to learn how to rustle up an authentic Dutch uitsmijter in only 5 minutes. Tip: if you’re feeling particularly hungry, use three eggs instead of two.

Maaltijdsalade met haring (salad with pickled herring)

A salad can be transformed into a satisfying meal with the addition of a little protein and healthy fats. This tasty recipe for spring salad with pickled herring can be enjoyed whatever the season, and if you’re unable to source herring from your local supermarket or fishmonger, you can always substitute it for another oily fish, such as smoked cod or grilled sardines.

Hartige pannenkoeken (savoury Dutch pancakes)

The majority of Dutch enjoy their pancakes with pouring syrup and powdered sugar, but Dutch pancakes are in fact equally delicious with a variety of savoury fillings. This tempting savoury pancake recipe uses Dutch cheese and Italian seasoning, but you can also add your choice of finely sliced vegetables, such as peppers, mushrooms, courgettes, onion and garlic. Tip: cook the vegetables in a separate pan immediately before frying the pancakes.

Boerenomelet (Dutch farmer’s omelette)

Similar to a savoury pancake, the Dutch farmer’s omelette uses eggs as a basis for the batter instead of flour and milk. Check out this simple Dutch Farmer’s Omelette recipe for a typical Dutch egg dish in next to no time!

Rauwe andijviestamppot (raw endive mash)

Fancy a traditional Dutch mash dish but short on time? This yummy recipe for raw endive mash is the ideal solution! Simply prepare the ready-made mashed potato according to the instructions on the packaging, rinse and cut the endive and hey presto! Delicious served with a Unox smoked sausage heated briefly in a pan or microwave.

Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants.

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