Stoemp is a popular dish from Brussels, the name of which originates from the word “stoemper”, which translates as “mashing”. The dish consists of mashed potato mixed with one type, or less often, several types of vegetable. It is either served with black pudding, bacon, sausages or fried eggs.
This vegetarian version is a welcome alternative to the classic cottage pie, since the meat substitute is lower in saturated fat and salt than minced meat. Eggs are a good source of iron, iodine and vitamin B12, as well essential fats if they are fortified with omega-3s.
This recipe could be made even more balanced by replacing the butter in the stoemp with a cold-pressed vegetable oil such as rapeseed oil and by not adding salt since the tofu mince is already seasoned with the vegetable stock. You could also increase the amount of vegetables for a higher source of fibre.