A Dutch New Years tradition, Oliebollen!

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Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
All of my Dutch friends keep telling me about oliebollen! I have yet to try it. They have me hooked on stroopwafels. I am assured this olliebollen is just as good or better.

Tom Hart

Puritan Board Senior
Dutch treats are superior to any other treats.

Got a bag of pepernoten recently, along with some gevulde speculaas. Those disappeared quickly.

And then, of course, there are dropjes. Can't get those around here, unfortunately.

Jack K

Puritan Board Professor
Yummy. I've had them, but not often. When I was a kid, the only distinctly Dutch dish regularly prepared in my home was balkenbrij. Balkenbrij is pig fat and scraps (parts of the head, tail, organs, whatever) boiled and mixed with flour, cooled and shaped into a loaf, and then sliced and fried in oil.

My dad let it be known that if someone was butchering a pig, he would take the scraps. Then he would carefully prepare his balkenbrij, which was a favorite dish from his childhood. None of the rest of us ever wanted to even try it.
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