carrot + potato + date crush = moroccan dream

December 30, 2012 in Dinner Divas, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Carrot and potato mash with white pepper and butter was something I grew up with during my childhood. I remember it was one of my dad, Coen’s favourite dishes – he loved to scoop it onto his plate when it was still piping hot. He always added an extra bit of butter and more white pepper – Coen liked to spice things up and … the richer, the better. He was so in my thoughts when I made this dish on Dinner Divas – he would have been proud that I transformed the dish from the “boere tafel” of my childhood to an exotic type of Moroccan flavoured dish.

I did not mash it but rather crushed the potato, adding the butter and white pepper in remembrance of my dad and giving it that North African twist by adding dates and coriander. You would have loved it dad. You encouraged me to live one day at a time, to be crazy + to be myself, to cry + laugh every day, to live my dream, to travel the world, to give more than what I have, to never give up, not to get discouraged by disappointment, to stand up and try again, to be adventurous, to be me … today i miss you so much … with love … your biscuit.

carrot + potato + date crush

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15min


200g Potatoes – peeled and cut in big blocks
200g Carrots – peeled and sliced
35g Dates – chopped
1/8t Salt
20g Butter
Pinch of white pepper
2T Coriander coarsely chopped
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

1. Boil carrots and potatoes together till cooked. Crush with a fork – this is not mash so we don’t want it fine like mash.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients – mix well and serve hot with a few chopped dates on top of the dish.

3 responses to carrot + potato + date crush = moroccan dream

  1. Even in the heat of summer, I would love a bowl of the buttery comfort food!

  2. Ek het ook met “sout wortels” groot geword! My skoonpa, wat duits was, het dit nooit geken totdat ek dit gemaak het nie en was ook mal daaroor! Jy het dit ‘n lekker twist gegee!! Sal dit probeer! ‘n Voorspoedige Nuwe jaar vir jou en jou geliefdes! xxx

  3. My mum used to mash the carrots into her potato, I think it was her way of trying to make us eat veggies! :)

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