My mum was born in the Netherlands and so I grew up with a Dutch influence. Every Christmas my Oma (grandmother) made croquettes. And as I grew up we also enjoyed other delicacies that I decided to hunt down during our stay in the motherland (literally).
Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea Soup) This soup is not a starter but a substantial meal, a favorite winter soup. When cold the soup should be thick enough to be slide. Traditionally served with pumpernickel bread.
Poffertjes (Dutch Mini Pancakes) recipe and information in English from The Dutch Table. The Dutch Table is the most extensive online resource for traditional Dutch food recipes, and is growing weekly.