Leiden was liberated from an occupation by the Spaniards on the 3rd of October in 1574. After seeing the Spaniards flee away the people from Leiden regained their courage, looted the empty campgrounds and found a big pot of food! This food is still traditionally prepared every year around the 3rd of October to celebrate the freedom we gained when the Spaniards left with their tails between their legs!
Preparing it the easy way, for two persons.
· 300 gram potatoes
· 250 gram carrots
· 250 gram onions
· little bit of butter
· 1/4 a cup of milk
· salt & pepper
· smoked sausage
Clean the potatoes, unions and carrots. Cut the potatoes, unions and carrots into small pieces, and put them in a pan with a little bit of water. Cook the chopped potatoes, unions and carrots for about 20 minutes.
Poor the water out of the pan, and smash everything up, and mix it real good. While mixing add a little bit of butter and the milk, some salt and some pepper.
Put it on a plate and add the smoked sausage (which needs to be heated in advance). Note, the sausage is the biggest contribution in flavor, so get a tasty one :-p.