Hup Holland Hup! World Cup Fever


Hup Holland hup! Netherlands fans have World Cup fever and to keep his countrymen fuelled, Holland-born chef Paul Mon-Kau is sharing his favourite Dutch snack recipes.
Mon-Kau, owner of The District Restaurant Group in North Vancouver, notes that when taking in the game at a typical Dutch pub or “bruin café”, deep-fried snacks and peanuts in the shell are common fare. For something a little more exciting, try these two tasty dishes to keep the cheers coming:
Steak Tartare 
4 egg yolks                                                                      4 tsp ketchup
4 tbsp grainy mustard                                                    2 tsp Worchestershire
8 anchovy fillets (1 can)                                                8 dashes Tabasco
3 pinches of pepper                                                      1/2 cup oil
2 oz brandy                                                                     1.5 small onion finely chopped
4 oz capers                                                                     4 oz finely chopped cornichons
8 sprigs finely chopped parsley                                  6 oz beef tenderloin
Place yolks, mustard and anchovies in bowl. Mix well then add ketchup, Worchestershire, Tabasco and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil then add brandy. Fold in onion, capers, cornichons and parsley. Mince tenderloin finely and mix with roughly 2 tbsp of the tartare dressing. Press into ring mold on wooden board and serve with crostinis and a gherkin on top.
Uitsmijter (“Bouncer”)

2 tbsp butter, plus extra for spreading                              2 slices of white bread
4 slices of ham                                                                      2 eggs
Salt and pepper                                                                    2 slices of Gouda cheese
Spread butter on bread and place on a serving plate. Place two slices of Gouda and two slices of ham on each piece of bread. Melt the butter in a frying pan until foamy then slide the eggs into the pan keeping the yolks whole. Cook over low heat until the whites are set, but the yolks are still runny. Using a spatula and carefully place the eggs on top of the ham.

Season and serve!
Join Paul Mon-Kau in cheering on The Netherlands as they face Costa Rica this Saturday, July 5th at 1:00PM PDT.

Editor’s note: with a name like “van der Gracht” you know what I’ll be doing on July 5, hup holland hup!

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